Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Toyota grant will help Heritage Hall in Paia

WAILUKU – Heritage Hall has received $10,000 from Maui Toyota to assist with the building of two cultural resource centers and a multipurpose hall in Paia.

Damien Farias Sr., owner of Maui Toyota, presented the donation to Dolores Bio, Heritage Hall board president, and Alfred Boteilho Jr., a Heritage Hall board member.

Heritage Hall will be developed in Paia to provide two cultural resource centers, one for the Portuguese and the other for the Puerto Ricans.

The resource center will include collections of old and historical items, accessibility to genealogy records, dual-language-learning programs and Internet access.

There also will be a multipurpose hall for community use.

Maui County has awarded nonprofit Heritage Hall a $300,000 grant for planning and design.

During its current developmental stage and capital campaign, Heritage Hall is being housed at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

The address is 95 Mahalani St., Room 12, Wailuku. The phone number is 243-0065.

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