Happy Camper for Monday, October 8, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chad Koga, Andra Ota and Melanie (not Marilyn) Okamoto make sure guests to the Senior Food and Craft Fair get at least one ticket for lucky prizes Saturday at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Marilyn Matsumoto not only helps lead the Lihue Ukulele Band, she calls out lucky numbers at the Senior Food and Craft Fair.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “You going give me money?” asks Mildred Olores of the Kekaha Senior Center as Madalyn Kurasaki eyes the last remaining Spam musubi at the annual Senior Food and Craft Fair at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kamala Mersberg has a blast with the pakini bass while playing with the Kilauea Seniors Ukulele Band at the annual Senior Food and Craft Fair at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue Saturday.

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    Edwin Vea shows off a package of temari-style holiday ornaments from the Waimea Senior Center as Flo Texeira enjoys the moment during the Senior Food and Craft Fair at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Eagle Scout Mark Tanaka, right, applauds the chivalry by Troop 148 Boy Scouts Masao Fontana, Kekai Calderon and Grant Yoshida who wait to carry out boxes of purchases for customers at the Lihue Christian Church bazaar Saturday.

Edwin Vea (he’s got the Beach House craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Poipu) scored some of the Waimea Senior Center temari holiday ornaments (Melanie Okamoto was able to get some for her Christmas tree too), and Sumako Ichimasa got Marian Ogata one of the adenium bonsai from the annual Senior Food and Craft Fair (kudos to Na Kupuna Council and the county Department of Parks and Recreation in presenting this event) Saturday at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.

Donna Gushiken of the Kilauea Ukulele Band (isn’t that the group Alice Parker catches the Kauai Bus to practice with?) is now playing guitar because Kamala Mersberg does not only a great job on the pakini bass, she does great with vocals (especially that “Sweet Lady of Waihole”), and mahalo to Marilyn Matsumoto of the Lihue Senior Center for the omiyage.

Gutsy Okada came early from Waimea, and said he had to leave the Kauai Interscholastic Federation volleyball game (people are still talking about what a great matchup it was) in the fourth set so he could make the craft fair, and Wilma Chandler was able to help out at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital cancer walk and still have energy to sell out most of the Kapaa Senior Center offerings.

Over at the Lihue Christian Church (yes, many of the shoppers at their bazaar came over to the convention hall), the Cub Scouts from Pack 148 didn’t have to help because the Boy Scouts from Troop 148 (did Mark Tanaka make Eagle Scout?) were busy being gracious helpers carrying goodies to customers’ cars. Russell Maeda was calling out almost-nonstop prize giveaways (David Iha got one of Joanna Carolan’s books, and what did Joey Tanaka win?).

OK, time to go check out the new Kukui Grove play area that opens this morning.

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

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