The Akaka Falls Lions Club recently installed its 2016-17 officers and directors during a ceremony at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel. Seated is president Jay Ihara. From left are: Clyde Yoshida, one-year director; Glen Shigehara, secretary; Crystal Robledo, tail twister; Joan Kawakone, membership director; Benjamin Cockett, treasurer; Roberta Sonoda, third VP; Sandra Wacker, second VP; and Kaloa Robinson, first VP. Not pictured: Jeanne Beers, lion tamer; Ronelle Calma, two-year director; Lyron Lee, two-year director; and Len Shimabukuro, one-year director.
Local Allstate agency owner Kris Speegle’s commitment to helping others and serving in the community has culminated in a total of $8,000 in grant money from the Allstate Foundation as part of the Helping Hands in the Community program.