Happy Camper for Monday, May 28, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jonathan Pierson of Kalaheo watches as Ziva Pierson unloads a forkful of debris and Azrael Pierson rakes in more Saturday during a weekly cleanup of Lydgate Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Laure Kypriotis of France is among the Lydgate Beach Park clean-up crew which works toward clearing out Morgan’s Ponds Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tommy Noyes and John Bartholomew of the Ldygate Beach Cleanup Team haul a sled into position to clean the keiki ponds Saturday at Morgan’s Ponds.

John Bartholomew (he was helping with the weekly Kamalani and Lydgate parks cleanup) is running out of time for amateur wrestling because Coach Mac Pigott said this Saturday is the medal round where the wrestlers get their hardware for the spring season tournaments.

Tommy Noyes (he was the point man at the Lihue Business Association meeting because Laurie Ho was busy with the Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day and Pat Griffin was stuck in Honolulu) said they’ve been doing the weekly Saturday cleanups for the past 24 years. Saturday, the group was tackling the storm accumulation at the keiki pond at Morgan’s Pond and got help from Laure Kypriotis, who is traveling from France (John said she came to help the day after she arrived on Kauai!) and Jonathan Pierson, who drove in from Kalaheo with his children Azrael and Ziva, and others who came to help just because they enjoy Lydgate Beach Park and want to keep it beautiful.

Kudos to Kathleen Langtad, Mary Lardizabal and all the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and parent volunteers from Pack and Troop 168 who remembered all those resting in the five (hope they had enough for the Chinese Cemetery, too) cemeteries in the Lihue area with hand-made flowers placed on the grave sites!

Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe!

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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