Kudos to Dan King and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort &Spa ohana on the newly renovated ballroom that was unveiled during the Kauai United Way 2018 Campaign Kickoff (a nice way to announce the 75th anniversary, too). The pride of the new look was clearly evident on the faces of Arleen Yoshimori, Ashly Muraoka, Marti Smith, Tom Hall, Kevin Wandasan, Robert Peyton and Edward Nakakura, and the corps of “human markers” who guided the more than 100 guests to the ballroom.
Special guest Little Sister (to Big Sister Tiffaney Miller) Pe‘alani Hurley was looking ahead to bettering her last week’s score in Kauai Interscholastic Federation air riflery (the buses can’t come before 3:30 p.m., said Greg Gonsalves, the Kapaa High athletic director, and where were the Red Raiders?) following the Kauai United Way event, and Ron Mizutani got to meet KUW board president Ron Wiley, where clients from Easter Seals made the dignitaries’ lei (and the KUW pens at the table were a nice touch, too).
Don’t forget to go visit Lani Kawahara and Isobel Storch of the Kapaa Public Library for the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library’s one-day used book sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.