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Happy Camper for Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island
    Waimea High School's Monique Joy Lorenzo lets go on a fourth-quarter free throw as Kaye Serapio is in position to defend during the fourth quarter Friday at the Clem Gomes Gym.
  • Photos by Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    ABOVE: Helen Lacono, left, celebrates being a helper, and Isobel Storch celebrates her birthday during the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula. BELOW: Waimea High School’s Monique Joy Lorenzo lets go on a fourth-quarter free throw attempt as Kaye Serapio is in position to defend during the fourth quarter Friday at the Clem Gomes Gym in Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls varsity basketball against Kapaa in Waimea. See today’s sports pages for more coverage.

The real world craziness starts up again following the holiday celebrations as Mark Perriello of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce was joined by state Rep. James Tokioka, state Senate President Ron Kouchi and Kauai County Councilmember Mason Chock in celebrating the Kekaha Early Literacy Project at Kekaha School (mahalo for the hospitality, Marilyn Asahi and staff!), and then made the trek to the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club for the chamber luncheon with Mark Dunkerly (happy retirement!) of Hawaiian Air (Leesha Kawamura got to help Carol Manera Texeira and Anna Baudouin with registrations).

Kauai Community College Vice Chancellor James Dire (he was helping at the Kekaha Early Literacy Project) is already making plans for the lunar eclipse on Jan. 31, and Anna doesn’t know where MacArthur Park is. Where is Padraic Gallagher (hope we don’t have any disasters that will take him away) going to set up? Any other plans for eclipse viewing?

Mahalo to Enoch A‘ana of the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club on distributing more than $2,000 to Kauai’s schools (Erik Burkman of Kalaheo School was down with the flu bug so sent Joe Hicks and Kris Serizawa) for their share from the people’s voting of the Christmas trees (nope, you missed it because Enoch already took them down for this year) in the hotel’s lobby. For those who missed it, the cookies and punch were great!

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