Happy Camper for Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tiare Farias tries out the new bicycle she won Saturday during the Kids Summer Fest presented by Wilcox Health and Hawaii Pacific Health at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ursa Swift of Midnight Bear Breads is back from New Zealand, shopping for ingredients for her next batch of breads after selling out at the Kauai Community Market.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Teja Rita can barely carry the huge coconut her father harvested Friday for the Kauai Community Market Saturday, a partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau and Kauai Community College.

Liz Hahn (congratulations on the good showing in the Betta Breeders Canada Show, where she picked up medals for 24, including seven first places and three Best of Variety, of the 30 bettas she entered!) is back at the Kauai Community Market after being sidelined by a knee injury, and Ursa Swift of Midnight Bear Breads (we have bread again!) is back home from New Zealand. Liz said she’s off to the betta convention in a few weeks because the event will be at the Queen Mary (Long Beach is a great place to visit).

Kudos to Jen Chahanovich and the Wilcox Health ohana on presenting a great Kids Summer Fest (1,500 participants, and people were still coming close to the end!). Mahalo to Karen Silver, Faith Campbell, and the runners for all the help keeping track of all that activity. How do we top this for next year?

Andy Bestwick (got to meet Angie Bestwick!) said to come early to visit Rudy, the Wilcox Chief Canine Officer, but there were so many people, where was Rudy? And Dr. Monty Downs did a fabulous rendition of “Hawaii Ponoi” on his harmonica (Jessica Else has one in key of G for when she’s stuck in traffic!) following the pule by Lopaka Bukoski.

OK, this week bon dance starts Friday (and Saturday) night at the Kapaa Jodo Mission!

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

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