KBFD COLUMN by Jeff Chung
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The Korean American Foundation Hawaii will celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Korean immigration to Hawaii and the United States with a fundraising banquet on Saturday at the Sheraton Waikiki.
On Jan. 13, 1903, the first Korean immigrants arrived in Hawaii aboard the USS Gaelic to work in the plantation fields.
The banquet opens at 5 p.m. with cultural displays; the program starts at 6 p.m. Local Korean-Americans will be recognized for their community service with the Light of the Orient Award. Tickets are $125, which includes dinner and a show. Info: kafoundationhi.org.
“We are grateful beneficiaries of the first immigrants and those who followed,” said Daniel Pyun, chairman of the Korean American Foundation Hawaii. “They faced and overcame many challenges to make a new life and future. Now as an integral part of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic community, we support efforts to promote and share the spirit of Korea.”