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MAY 31, 2001

CITY ADDS PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS IN WEST OAHU

Mayor Jeremy Harris and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce that two People's Open Markets (POM) sites are scheduled to join the department's 22 other locations Sunday, July 1, in Kapolei and the Royal Kunia subdivision. The West Oahu locations bring the total to 24 POM sites on Oahu.

The Kapolei market will be located at Kapolei Community Park, 91-1049 Kamaaha Loop. It will open every Sunday beginning July 1 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The Royal Kunia site will be situated at the Royal Kunia Park and Ride Facility on the corner of Kupuna Loop and Kupuohi Street, Sundays from 9:30 to 12 noon. A brief ceremony will be held prior to 9:30 a.m., July 1, with remarks by Mayor Jeremy Harris, before officially “opening” the market by sounding an air horn.

The People's Open Market program was established November 1973 to provide the public with low-cost fresh food surplus items, to support diversified agriculture and aquaculture in our state. POM prices are generally 35-40% below retail and more than 60% of regular customers are elderly. The program accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards at every location.

These are the first open markets to held on Sundays.

For more information, contact Ned Yonemori, POM Coordinator, at 522-7088.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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