Happy Camper for Monday, August 6, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Janice Bond of the East Kauai Lions Club, right, volunteering at the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day, is congratulated on her birthday by Lexi Jones, KQNG’s weekend announcer.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Aquaman, aka Jason Momoa, is swarmed by Junior Lifeguards for photos between events Saturday during the state finals for the Junior Lifeguard program at Kalapaki Beach.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Clarence “Shorty” Kaona, center, is congratulated by son Sonny, left, and retired Kauai public school superintendent Shirley Akita, right, while in the background Arnold Meister, a Living Treasure himself, congratulates new Living Treasure Jim Jung Saturday during the Kauai Museum Living Treasures luncheon at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kumu Lei Wann and Meran Vaughn are joined by keiki of the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School and Punana Leo in offering oli to honorees at the Kauai Museum Living Treasures luncheon Saturday at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ty Collins applauds as Presley Collins claims the skateboard she won during the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day Saturday at Wilcox Health Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ashlei Thompson, a Cub Scout with Pack 148 who was volunteering at the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day, cannot wait to try out her new bicycle on the skills enhancement course.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dr. Carl Yu makes adjustments to Sand Sandblom’s helmet while the toddler looks to mom Marissa Sandblom for reassurance Saturday during the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day at the Wilcox campus.

Dr. Carl Yu was thrilled when Sand Sandblom (Marissa Sandblom and her ohana were able to make the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day and the Kauai Museum Living Treasures luncheon, where her father was one of this year’s class!) was able to get fitted for a free helmet.

“He needs a helmet,” Yu said. “He rides in the basket in front of the bike.”

Congratulations to Jen Chahanovich and her Wilcox Health ohana, and all of the community partners (this is the first year the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Kauai Region came in to support, said Bruce Orth!) on hosting this fourth “very important event” where 19 bicycles (Karen Silver said a security guard coming off shift went out and donated two bikes) and eight skateboards were given away in addition to the hundreds of free dual-certified helmets! And, it was Janice Bond’s birthday!

Kaila Sumida has outgrown her bicycle, but no worries, Aimee Leong (yes, Arnold is going to have flying saucers at the Friday Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance!), because Kaila was a winner of one of the bike giveaways, and Presley Collins’ wish came true when she was a winner of a skateboard she was eyeing among the eight lined up near the registration area.

And yes, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was drawing a crowd at the state finals for the Junior Lifeguard competition at Kalapaki Beach, where Dr. Monty Downs was juggling between watching the competition and fanfare for the movie scheduled to be released in December and congratulating fellow Kauai Lifeguard Association officer Jim Jung at the Kauai Museum Living Treasures luncheon.

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

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