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Mayor’s craft and country fair builds support for Hawaii’s kupuna

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The 41st Annual Mayor’s Craft and Country Fair took place Saturday and attracted hundreds to the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.

The free event featured craft booths, homemade baked goods, a white elephant sale and a health and fitness expo for Baby Boomers.

“This is a hidden gem here, seeing what our senior’s produce there is a lot of crafts, good things to eat, there’s orchids, fresh produce all grown by our seniors,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

As a community service project the Department of Parks and Recreation Senior Clubs collected canned goods that will be donated to the Hawaii Food Bank. The Honolulu Lions Club also collected eye glasses and hearing aids that will be refurbished and distributed to individuals in need.

Mayor Caldwell applauded the community’s contributions to the non-profit organizations and the support for Hawaii’s kupuna.

“Support our seniors,” Mayor Caldwell said. “They supported us and it’s our turn to wrap love around them.”

The event was held in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and First Hawaiian Bank.

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