Happy Camper for Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Grinch peers from his cave while checking out Kauai Gymnastics Academy gymnasts at Kukui Grove Center. The Grinch appears again at 1 p.m. Sunday at the center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chef Joanne Chang of Flour, of Boston, and Meyers and Chang restaurant, second from left, works with Kauai Community College culinary arts students Shailei Rapozo, Charles Jhun Butay and Sean Austin in rolling out dough for sticky buns.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    FM97’s Ron Wood, second from right, gets a new hat as Kauai Police Department Sgt. Lance Okasaki holds a K-PAL hat for BB Choi, not pictured, in appreciation for the $537.18 award being accepted by KPD Sgt. Darla Nonaka, left. The award is from The Sale promotion where listeners contributed more than $300. FM97 is also represented by John Wada, second from left.

Joanne Chang’s sticky buns beat out Bobby Flay, said Kauai Community College chef Martina Hilldorfer during the demonstration by Chang and Christopher Meyers, Chang’s business partner.

The KCC culinary arts students were treated to a demonstration by Chang on creating sticky buns as well as a Japanese cotton cheesecake before listening to Meyers talk about running a good pastry shop.

Kudos to FM97 on presenting the Kauai Police Activities League with more than $500, representing proceeds from the station’s The Sale campaign earlier this year. Sgt. Lance Okasaki brought special KPAL hats for Ron Wood (he lucked out by wearing his Troy Barboza shirt, too), and BB Choi in appreciation of the gesture.

Happy birthday to Yukie DeSilva, who will be spending her special day NOT at the Lights on Rice Parade (don’t worry, Mayor Derek Kawakami is also missing the event due to a meeting in Honolulu).

Congratulations to Ed Kawamura Sr. (he’s got the Veterans Christmas Luncheon Saturday, too) who is the grand marshal. Ed got help from Kenny Ishii in decorating his float, but said Gabriel Cataluna won’t be able to make it because he’s a little under the weather.

But Sharron Weber is ready to roll (her truck was all done by Thursday!), and are we going to get more lights for Santa in the shower?

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

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