Happy Camper for Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Blanche Acoba of the Safeway store in Hokulei Village moves a shopper’s rice contribution to the collection, Wednesday during the holiday rice sale benefiting the Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The historic Salvation Army building in Old Koloa Town is ablaze with lights and carolers, Wednesday evening.

Congratulations to Lesah Merritt, Wes Perreira and all those Safeway (Blanche Acoba was in the middle of all that excitement!) and Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch on a great holiday rice sale Wednesday where the bells kept going off as Safeway shoppers picked up sale-priced bags of rice to contribute to help feed Kauai’s hungry people!

OK, this is the start of a busy weekend … last chance for holiday shopping at the Holiday Fair on Saturday at Kauai Community College (maybe we’ll be lucky and Olivia Gegen will be doing violin holiday music…hm-m) at the Kauai Community Market. Karin Panui will be there with those Mailelani goodies (what do you call those microwave bowl thingies, Edwin Vea?), as well as Aunty Lilikoi (are there going to be Passion Mui?), and Laura Cristobal Andersland will have a Salty Wahine rep on hand because she’s off to Oahu for the Last Chance fair.

Gerald Ako of the HGEA (yep, they’re on the Tip Top road) said people are invited to get their kadomatsu New Year’s arrangement starting Saturday to benefit the Charles Kendall scholarship. It’s early (mochi pickup at the Waimea Higashi Hongwanji is Sunday!) since Christmas falls on a Monday and the timing just doesn’t work out.

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