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Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Cathedral School student Leila Mitsunaga's artwork
will be on the cover of a hunger-awareness calendar
to be sold for $8 to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank.

4-Hers explore
hunger issue at
the Farm Fair

Here's a test: What do the Hs in 4-H represent? Quick, no fair asking around.

It's head, heart, hands and health. But for one group of 4-Hers, there's a fifth H -- hunger.

A 4-H team of 12 teens and five adult volunteers put together a service-learning project, selecting "Feeding the Hungry" as their area of concern. Service learning is just what it sounds like -- an endeavor that teaches youths about needs in their community as they do something to help.

These 4-Hers collected canned goods and organized a mini-fair. An art contest on the subject of hunger drew entries from Oahu elementary schools and winners will be turned into a 2001 calendar.

On Saturday they bring their act to the Hawaii State Farm Fair. Visit the Learning Center in the main tent, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., drop off a canned good and spin a game wheel for a prize. Cans will go to the Hawaii Foodbank.

The center will also feature games, activities, a video and exhibits.

The Farm Fair runs through Sunday at Aloha Stadium. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight through Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight on the weekend. Admission is $2.50; $1.50 for children.

Other special events at the fair:

Bullet Tonight: "Chocolate Indulgence Contest," 7:15 p.m.
Bullet Tomorrow: "Bee-utiful World of Honey Making," Michael Cliks, Hawaii Beekeepers Association, 7:15 p.m.; "Vegetable Growing in Containers," Mark Takemoto, Dole Plantation, 8 p.m.
Bullet Friday: "Dr. Shintani's Hawaii Diet," Dr. Terry Shintani and chefs from Zippy's, 7:15 p.m.
Bullet Saturday: Watermelon-eating contest ($200 first prize), 2 p.m.; "Go Nuts at the Farm Fair," 5:15 p.m., Warren Sasaki, Kahala Mandarin Oriental, prepares macadamia-crusted swordfish (also, samples and recipes from the Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association); "You Like Beef? Cooking with Beef," Robert Miller, Waikiki Parc Hotel, 7:15 p.m.

Star-Bulletin staff

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