‘We don’t forget’

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Recipients of the special matching funds by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association using state funds, including Pastor Greg Poole of the Christian Ohana Fellowship, Melody Lopez of Catholic Charities, Lea Nuesca of the Boys & Girls Club, Scott Kelley of the Kauai North Shore Food Pantry, and Kelvin Moniz of the Kauai Independent Food Bank show off their awards, surrounded by Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO of the HLTA, Chris Tatum, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and board members of the HLTA Kauai, Monday at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. Missing are the Salvation Army, and the Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch.

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Chip Bahouth, the Kauai Visitor Industry Charity Walk co-chair, is joined by Pillare Mukai of The Shops at Kukuiula, Brenda Sameshima of Kukuiula, Jacob Vogelgesang, Charity Walk co-chair, Morgan Lopez, the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Kauai representative, and Stacie Chiba-Miguel of The Shops at Kukuiula celebrate a $1,000 award from A&B Foundation and The Shops at Kukuiula that supplement funds raised during the Flavors of Kukuiula pau hana party, Friday at The Shops at Kukuiula.

NAWILIWILI — The Hawaii Lodging &Tourism Association, in partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, distributed $38,000 in grants to seven nonprofits on Kauai during a ceremony Monday at the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club.