Youth shortage could signal end of Kalaheo tradition

A brain drain of a different sort may impact next year’s country fair at Kalaheo Missionary Church.

According to some church leaders, a younger leader has not yet emerged to take over the women’s ministry that coordinates the popular annual event, leaving its status for next year up in the air.

The event was not held last year, though it is uncertain whether or not the lack of a women’s ministry leader was the reason for 2002’s cancellation.

Among the draws of the annual event is andagi, an Okinawan doughnut similar to Portuguese malasadas.

Other items normally offered during the annual event include quilts, other foods, and many other items.

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