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Fairmont Orchid to Hold First Turkey Trot Benefit

Posted November 7, 2016, 11:57 AM HST
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Big Island Now stock photo. Nov. 2016

Big Island Now stock photo. Nov. 2016

Fairmont Orchid will host the First Annual Turkey Trot, a benefit for The Food Basket Inc. – Hawaii Island’s Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 19.

The 5K “Trot” will begin and end at Turtle Pointe, an expansive lawn located on the grounds of the AAA Four Diamond Resort.  The course will wind its way through Mauna Lani Resort.

Participants will be able to enjoy complimentary “After Trot” refreshments, including mimosas and Bloody Marys along with coffee, fresh fruit and pastries sponsored by Ocean Vodka, Kenwood Yulupa, Paradise Coffee, Kona Deep, Armstrong Produce and Suisan.

“This is truly a unique and remarkable event.” shared En Young, executive director of The Food Basket. “We are honored to be the beneficiary of such a great event and are looking forward to raising money for those in need, especially during this holiday season.”

Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for keiki 12 to 18, and complimentary for keiki under 12.

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For more information, visit fairmont.com/orchid-hawaii or call (808) 887-7333.

The Food Basket Inc. – Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank serves 12,000 individuals on a monthly basis through a network of nearly 100 partnering agencies in the community. The mission of The Food Basket is to feed the hungry in Hawai’i County while attending to the root causes of this critical social problem.

The Food Basket will accomplish its mission by preventing the waste of all edible food in Hawai’i County, feeding the hungry with this food, educating the community about local hunger and what can be done to solve this social problem, and collaborating with organizations of partnering missions to eradicate poverty, the root of hunger and other social ills.

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