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(Fri., July 27, 2012) Non-profit organizations interested in creating a display on the Fasi Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition are invited to submit applications to the Department of Customer Services by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 550 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Permits will be issued for five display sites by a lottery scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2012.  The lottery will be held at 10 a.m. in the Mission Memorial Hearings Conference Room, 1st Floor, 550 South King Street.  Applicants are welcome to attend the lottery, but need not be present to be selected.


The annual lottery was started several years ago in response to requests from private groups interested in erecting displays which will be on view during Honolulu City Lights. Each organization that receives a permit will be responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and

take-down of its display.


Applicants must be non-profit organizations under HRS Chapter 414D or a charitable organization formed pursuant to HRS Chapter 467B or under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Proof of this designation must be submitted with the application by

4:30 p.m., August 31, 2012, to be eligible for the lottery.


Interested groups should contact the Department of Customer Services at 768-4304 to request a copy of the application and obtain rules governing use of the grounds during Honolulu City Lights.



Media Contact:

Ken Nakamura, Executive Assistant, Department of Customer Services, 768-4304