Fostering community, embracing Kona Coffee’s legacy, and stewarding the pae ‘āīna
KEAUHOU, HAWAI‘I (Sept. 14, 2023) – Miss Kona Coffee 2023 Shyla Victor and Keauhou Shopping Center are excited to announce their partnership for the upcoming Keauhou Community Day event. Set to take place on Sept. 23, this mālama ‘āina event aims to bring the
community together for a fun day, giving back to the ‘āina, and celebrating the rich heritage of Kona coffee.
“I am so grateful to collaborate with Keauhou Shopping Center to host the very first Keauhou Community Day,” said Victor. “This is an amazing opportunity for the community to come together and mālama ʻāina. I look forward to seeing everyone there!”
The Keauhou Community Day will focus on cleaning up and collecting ‘opala along Ali‘i Highway-Māmalahoa Bypass Road. This family-friendly event will also include a complimentary lunch for volunteers provided by KTA Keauhou and Tropics Tap House at Keauhou Shopping
Center’s courtyard. Attendees can enjoy live music performances, a jumping castle, and keiki crafts offered by KidXClub, sponsored by Big Island Collison Center.
When: Saturday, Sept. 23
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Check-in at Tropics Tap House
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Clean-up of Ali‘i Highway-Mālamahoa Bypass Road
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Lunch and Entertainment at Keauhou Shopping Center
Keauhou Community Day welcomes everyone to join us in caring for our ‘āina and celebrating the rich history of Kona coffee. Whether you are a coffee lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a day of fun-filled activities, this event promises something for everyone.
Keauhou Shopping Center will provide cleaning supplies, and trash bag collection services will be offered by Mayor Mitch Roth and the Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring water in reusable bottles, reef-friendly sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses or protective eyewear, and work gloves.
“Keauhou is renowned for its rich history, natural beauty, and close-knit community,” said Stephen Hicks, general manager at Keauhou Shopping Center. “As a community gathering place, Keauhou Shopping Center is honored to partner with Miss Kona Coffee Shyla Victor to host an event that brings people together to sustain the vibrancy of these precious lands and strengthen our community.”
About Keauhou Shopping Center
Located along Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Keauhou Shopping Center is the centerpiece of Keauhou Resort, a modern getaway known for its rich Hawaiian history and natural beauty. The Kamehameha Schools-owned center provides a unique shopping experience with opportunities to learn about the area's heritage through mele, hula, and events, all while supporting the schools’ educational mission and vision for a thriving lāhui. Keauhou Shopping Center is home to a collection of local entrepreneurs, national retail brands, restaurants, and professional services, all dedicated to serving the diverse needs of the broader community. For more information, visit www.keauhoushoppingcenter.com.