Ryan Valenciano (remember him from the Mokihana Aquatics — they have their Fun Meet coming up Saturday and Sunday at the Kapaa pool — days?) was able to introduce his fiance, AkaneMiyagawa (she said she is the omiyage) during the Mahelona Hospital bon dance (Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital host their bon dance Friday night from 5:30 p.m.) where Josie Pablo putthe new dining hall to good use.
Fair ticket prices will be held at the 2017 levels, said Annette Leftherotis, the fair’s entertainment and sponsorship director.
Arnold Leong could have just rolled down the hill and camped overnight at Kapaa Beach Park since he had his crews from Lihue Lutheran Church and Lihue Missionary Church cranking out food — flying saucers at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance (great job, Josie Pablo and the Kauai Region crew!) Friday night, and pancakes and eggs Saturday at the Alzheimer’s Walk (kudos to Paula Schultz, Jasmine Yukimura and the Steering Committee!).
The Relay for Life North Shore was squeezed into a busy weekend. “We set dates for the Relay for Life about a year out,” said Patti Ragasa Ornellas of the American Cancer Society. “At the time we did this, no one knew it was primary election day. Additionally, there are few available dates to select from because of other events such as the farm fair, Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and such.”
Ken Shimonishi, the county’s director of finance, choked back his emotions Saturday morning while representing Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. at the Alzheimer’s Walk at Kapaa Beach Park. “I was just going to read the proclamation,” Shimonishi said. “That’s all I was supposed to do. But seeing everyone reminded me of when I took care of my dad who had Alzheimer’s.”