Happy Camper for Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    It even looks good during the daytime as holiday decorations add color to the concrete pathway at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. The Joy of Christmas lights up on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 all this month.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    What a difference the sound system makes as Sarah Tochiki directs three musical groups from the Kauai Community College during a great holiday offering Friday night at Kukui Grove Center’s food court area.

Wow! The holidays are here, and people couldn’t wait for December as Sarah Tochiki (wait until after the holidays for the Kauai All-Island Band!) unleashed a flurry of holiday cheer Friday night with the three musical groups from Kauai Community College that brought out the beauty of the new Bose sound system (you could hear the music from as far away as Macy’s!) at Kukui Grove Center.

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack was busy coordinating rehearsal for the Saturday fashion show and, over at Santa’s Palace, Grandma Brenda was trying to figure out how she was going to be at the Waimea Town Lighting and the snow flurries at Kukui Grove at the same time!

Josie Pablo and the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (don’t forget to stop on the way home, Ron Wood!) hosts the residents’ tree lighting Monday evening, where Arnold Leong is scheduled to have popcorn, and Kimberly Hope (she’s on the card for the Zonta Club’s Heroine’s Song concert in January!) will be doing holiday magic with her violin.

It’s the same night as the first of three Kauai Hospice candle-lighting memorials that take place at Immaculate Conception Church starting at 6 p.m. Kauai Hospice hosts its second lighting memorial Thursday at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church, and the final one at Church of the Pacific in Princeville on Dec. 10. All lightings start with an interfaith ceremony and honor loved ones who have passed and support the surviving family.

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

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