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Happy Camper for Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Students from Na Hoku o Kaumuali‘i perform a dance number Saturday during the Aloha Keiki Fest fundraiser for the Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band at the Kauai Veterans Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sarah Thompson gets a photo of the participating teams in the 10th Annual Kauai Regional Science Olympiad Saturday at Kauai Community College.

Bernie Tangalin and El Doi (she was shopping!) braved the missile alert to man the Retired Senior Volunteer Program collection tables Saturday at the Kmart store for the service project done as part of the Martin Luther King Day observance (Gerald Ako said the Hawaii Government Employees Association march and sign-waving campaign is moved to this morning after being delayed by Saturday’s false alert).

Annaleigh Atkinson invites everyone to check out the MLK Day observance at the Lihue Neighborhood Center from 10 a.m. to noon (they’re having free lunch, too) to celebrate the diversity and harmony of the different cultures on the island.

Pua Rossi of Kauai Community College said they are hosting a poi pounding Wednesday in observance of the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom on the lawn of the Historic County Building.

Kudos to everyone for persevering in the face of the auto accidents and alerts to get events up and rolling … kudos to the organizers of the Kauai Regional Science Olympiad for accommodating the St. Catherine School kids who were stuck in the traffic (Ron Wiley was broadcasting from inside his Honda), and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack said the Hanalei Taro people came all the way from the North Shore. Elvrine Chow had to try twice to make it to the market, and Liz Hahn (is she going to be with the Kauai Voices at today’s celebration?) was flying on the cream cheese bagels … the Kauai Community Market flew with just two absent vendors.

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