Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Katie Nalesere of the state’s Dept. of Land and Natural Resourcs, Division of Aquatic Resources helps Huntlee Rita and mom Tehane Rita with a choice of fish for Huntlee’s coral, Monday during the blessing of the Kukui Grove play area.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hoku Palakiko, a Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary volunteer, gets help from Josh Jankot who was enjoying his first visit to Kauai, Mondayi during the blessing of the Kukui Grove play area.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Denise Ching and Lily Williams of Honolulu do the Kauai-style lunch during the Career Expo at the Kukui Grove Cennter.

Kudos to Denise Ching and Lily Williams who flew in for Honolulu to help coordinate the Career Expo (Cherie Cabading was able to work the Times Supermarket table, and still make it to the KIF football game!) at the Kukui Grove Center. There is another job fair, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall (Brandon Yoshimoto of McDonald’s said he’ll be there, too).

Kukui Grove (was Licia McDonald of the Kauai Society of Artists gallery sitting, Saturday?) took off the wraps of its play area near Deja Vu (yes, Sara Miura made it to the blessing, too), Monday morning and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack didn’t have to worry about not having kids because the little ones came in force.

James Yamamoto had two little humpback whale volunteers (Hailey Kikuchi and Hoku Palakiko) to help with all the activities surrounding the dedication. Jean Souza, the Kauai programs coordinator, even got help from the new superintendent Josh Jankot (he’s based on Maui) who was enjoying his first trip to Kauai.

Kudos to Kukui Grove on the dedication of the Keiki Corner, and more kudos to opening the floor to the food court area, too…we got ‘Ohana Family Night bingo, Friday night benefiting the Kauai United Way.

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Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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