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Free water jugs for first 350 people attending the Agriculture Festival

LIHU‘E — In support of the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau and the two-day Agricultural Festival taking place starting Saturday at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields, the Department of Water announced it is giving away one free collapsible water storage jug to the first 350 attendees at the event main entrance on Saturday.

“The collapsible water storage jugs are a simple reminder for residents and visitors about the importance of emergency preparedness, especially at the start of Hawai‘i’s hurricane season that runs through November,” said Jonell Kaohelauli‘i, the DOW information and education specialist.

“This water jug distribution is one of several upcoming events that the DOW will be attending this summer to provide water storage jubs throughout the island’s communities.”

The KCFB Agriculture Festival is scheduled to start at noon with a blessing by Darryl Kua of the Westside Christian Center, and will run through 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the 4H Petting Zoo and horseback rides with the Kaua‘i All Girls Rodeo Association at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

Entries to the 2023 Fruit and Vegetable Show will be accepted from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday only.

Entries to the contest vying for Best in Show honors accompanied by cash prizes, blue, red, and white ribbon winners, also accompanied with cash prizes must be grown on Kaua‘i by the exhibitor.

Entries in the special youth division must be grown by individuals 16 years old and younger, and will earn cash prizes for first, second, and third places.

Additionally, there are special prizes for the Edible Peas special contest.

The KCFB Agricultural Festival is being sponsored by the County of Kaua‘i, Go Farm Hawai‘i, Ulupono Initiative, Menehune Water Company, Kaua‘i Grown, the Grove Farm Company, the University of Hawai‘i Master Gardener program, Matson, Corteva Agriscience, Kaua‘i Landscape Council, the University of Hawai‘i Cooperative Extension, TGI and Inkspot Printing.

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Source: The Garden Island

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