Happy Camper for Sunday, July 29, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ron Wiley reacts to his banner likeness at the TIGER (federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant blessing at Kalena Park in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lorrie Blumer and Rosita Semana enjoy the homemade goodies during the Garden Island Federal Credit Union Koloa branch Koloa Plantation Days open house and talk story.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cheryl and Jack Page of Poipu, right, join their visitors from Alaska in showing off the free golf balls they got from the Koloa Plantation Days Putting Contest at the Poipu Bay Golf Course.

Ron Wiley was caught by his likeness at the blessing of the TIGER (federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant by Kaleo Carvalho. Ron said he was caught by surprise or would’ve said, “Two Rons don’t make a Right.” He even got an opportunity to talk story with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (yes, that was her sign-waving at Ahukini Road!), who dropped in for the blessing, much to the delight of Marynel Valenzuela.

Jack and Cheryl Page had the pleasure of visitors from Alaska — two daughters and five grandchildren — and could walk over to the Koloa Plantation Days Putting Contest held at the Poipu Bay Golf Course. Jordynne Audette was a goodwill cap winner, and Arlo Crawford has all the Tiger Woods moves wired as he worked the course with his brother Jonah, who was enjoying his first putting contest.

Rosita Semana, all of 92 years young, is one of the first 1,000 members of the Koloa Federal Credit Union, and despite being acquired by the Garden Island Federal Credit Union (kudos to Stephanie Shinno and all the GIFCU crew on a great open house!), still has her original account number that reflects her longevity with the credit union.

Finally, kudos to Ellsworth Fontes of the Big Island, and Ron Panzo of Maui on raising funds to help disaster victims both here, Maui and the Big Island. Ellsworth connected with Tina Albao of the Boys &Girls Club Hawaii to drop off 100 backpacks full of assorted school supplies (yes, rubba slippahs count as school supplies) for Boys &Girls Club members and students affected by the Hanalei flooding.

Mahalo!

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

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