Monday, April 5, 2010
Brower honors Miss Hawaii
On Friday, April 2, 2010, Pacific Home furniture store on Ward Avenue in Kakaako held a fashion show and silent auction to help the newly-crowned Miss Hawaii Renee Nobriga to raise money to compete in the Miss USA pageant coming up in Vegas.
Representative Tom Brower (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kakaako), on behalf of the Legislature, presented certificates of appreciation to Renee Nobriga and the owners of Pacific Home.
Winning the crown has enabled RENEE MOKIHANA NOBRIGA to become an active member in her community through such organizations as the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, Adult Friends for Youth, The Ronald McDonald House, Helemano Plantation Wellness Center, Kamehameha Schools, Word of Life Christian Fellowship and the Hawaii Food Bank. Her future goal is to get involved in the “Read Across America” program, where she can visit schools and promote youth literacy, a key to self-sufficiency.
Just like Rep. Tom Brower, Renee won on her 3rd try and sets a positive example of perseverance. We are very proud of her accomplishments!
Rep. Tom Brower also presented Pacific Home with a certificate. It is important to honor locally-owned businesses whose products spread the spirit of aloha.
PACIFIC HOME was founded in 2004 by Aubrey Morgan-Yee and Jennifer Johnson— women with strong local ties to the Island— who brought a unique combination of talent and expertise to allow the store the success it has today. Designer Jamie Smith Jackson joined PACIFIC HOME as a partner in 2006.
In Photo: Rep. Tom Brower with Miss Hawaii Renee Nobriga, owners of Pacific Home, and KHON reporter Brianne Randle.