POSTED: 09:28 p.m. HST, Jan 21, 2013
Makaeo Beach Park will host the first Hawaii Lineman’s Rodeo on Feb. 23, Hawaii County officials said.
More than 40 mainland and local teams of electric utility professionals and contractors are expected to compete, officials said.
The rodeo highlights safety, skill and education in overhead electric work.
The Hawaiian Electric Co., which includes Hawaii Electric Light Co., and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 are sponsoring the Hawaii Lineman’s Rodeo.
The event will support Toys For Tots and the Hawai‘i Food Basket.
Vendor applications to participate in the free community fair are still being accepted at www.hawaiilinemanrodeo.com.