Happy Camper for Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Makaylin Jardin and Kyra Ruiz beat the clock in setting up the lights outside Super Duper 2 Ice Cream for the Waimea town lighting ceremony Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Whitney Rowe (she teaches at Kapaa Elementary School!) shows off her Mamalu (her artist friend designed the labels) line of reef-safe sunscreen that also doubles as a bug repellant, anti-inflammatory and blood pressure control, depending on the aroma base that she creates in her kitchen, at the West Kauai United Methodist Church Kaumakani craft fair Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rebekah Magers shows off the holiday-themed card she created from Kauai’s soils using the pigment painting technique Saturday during the “Let’s Talk Dirt” event celebrating World Soil Day at the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College.

Elvrine Chow wanted to learn how to do the holiday cards using Kauai’s dirt, and Edwin Vea (if you missed the West Kauai United Methodist Church – Kaumakani craft fair, you missed out on an opportunity to visit the church that is in the middle of former cane fields) had some old-style Christmas wreaths using macadamia nut leaves (you can make it really old style by painting them gold or silver) and dried koa pods. Unfortunately, he had to go silk for color because the Hawaiian holly was in pretty bad shape.

Whitney Rowe (her family is rooted in the WKUMC– Kaumakani!) can not only cook and make jewelry — she had her line of reef-safe sunscreen that also acts as a bug repellant, anti-inflammatory and blood pressure control based on the choice of aroma (Lilikoi, Mint Chocolate or Kokee!) that she brought to Kaumakani.

Laurie Ho and Amy Chun (Melissa McFerrin-Warrack was able to squeeze in Kauai Community Market excitement between everything that was popping at Kukui Grove Center) said Olivia Gegen (hope there’s no Kauai Interscholastic Federation soccer Saturday) will be doing her electric violin this Saturday.

Don’t forget — this evening (starts early because kupuna like to go to sleep early!) is the big Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital tree-lighting ceremony with Josie Pablo and the residents of the hospital! It’s free! It’s fun! And, it’s the holidays!

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

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