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Lions Club of Kona builds benches for community

Lions Club of Kona builds benches for community

(Photo courtesy of Lions Club of Kona)


Members of the Lions Club of Kona worked together on a civic improvement project on Saturday, Oct. 13. It took more than 15 volunteers to build and paint five wooden picnic tables and 12 concrete benches.

All benches and picnic tables will be donated to schools and parks in West Hawaii, including Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua.

Schools, parks and non-profit organizations interested in receiving a donated bench or picnic table may call Glenn Uchimura at (808) 895-8564 or email

The Lions Club of Kona has roughly 65 members and meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Teshima’s Restaurant.

Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club of Kona, contact Mitch Tam at

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

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(Photo courtesy of Lions Club of Kona)

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Jan 26, 2015 / 1:25 pm