Happy Camper for Monday, December 4, 2017

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cheers of “Macy’s” erupt from parade fans as Thalia Waiamau and John Celebrado greet fans from atop the Macy’s unit in the Lights on Rice holiday parade.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Goofy and Tinker Bell get a ride on a Jeep past the TSA building which is lit up for the Lights on Rice holiday parade presented by the Rotary Club of Kauai.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The magical automobile from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” evoked gasps and song from youngsters along the Lights on Rice holiday parade as it passes the Motel Lani lights.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Thank you, Ken Morikawa, for shining the handheld spotlight on the Star Wars ensemble gracing the Hawaii Government Employees Association unit in the Lights on Rice holiday parade.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Santa and Mrs. Claus take their place on Candy Cane Lane, the float hosted by Enterprise, a sponsor of the Lights on Rice holiday parade presented by the Rotary Club of Kauai.

Samira Siale was marching with her Enterprise float (mahalo for being a parade “proud sponsor!”), and Tyrus was doing duty at the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau unit with all those Junior Lifeguards during the Lights on Rice holiday parade (Congratulations to Eileen Winters and all those Rotary Club of Kauai people on another great parade!).

David Bissell was doing security duty before meeting up with his Kauai Island Utility Cooperative unit, and Corey Nakamura knew how to use the golf cart to enhance the lighting on the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School float.

Carol Manera Texeira had some of her Kauai Chamber of Commerce crew parked on the sidewalk, and Coach Max Manera had some of his Team Lihue players in nearly full outfits to watch and experience the Wyndham snow flurries (nope, that wasn’t rain … was snow!).

Mickey and Minnie Mouse brought along Goofy from the Waimea tree-lighting, and left Moana and Maui at home, opting to bring Tinker Bell to join the Kauai Veterans Council units, and what a chicken-skin moment when all those people kept saying “Thank you!” to Capt. Vinnie Johnson and his Pacific Missile Range Facility unit!

OK, time to get ready for the Kauai Gymnastics Academy exhibition coming up Sunday at Kukui Grove Center starting at lunchtime (big surprise in store! … ask Mark Bonilla).

1 Comments
  1. Coach December 4, 2017 12:26 pm Reply

    Hands down the best float was Santa taking a shower, what a creative FLOAT !!!


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