Lions dig in at Hanalei School

More than 50 people turned out Saturday for the Kauai North Shore Lions project to refurbish Hanalei School’s student garden.

Work included painting the storage container, re-roofing and refurbishing the work shed, weeding and clearing the garden bets, removal of unwanted vegetation and rebuilding the picnic tables.

The garden is used to teach students gardening skills so they can raise their own food.

The Lions took on the project to meet the requirements for their 2015 Weinberg grant program.

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation works with nonprofit to aid the poor and needy by performing community projects.

Upon completion of the project, the foundation awards a $10,000 grant to help the poor and needy.

The North Shore Lions choose the Church of the Pacific’s food pantry to receive this year’s grant. It was the fifth year the North Shore Lions have participated in the program.

In addition to the Kauai North Shore Lions, participants included the Hanalei Bay Rotary Club, the Hanalei Zonta Club, representatives from the Church of the Pacific, members for the school staff, members of the North Shore Foundation and volunteers from the North Shore.

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