Kudos to St. Theresa School Principal Wendy Castillo (she had the connection for the pronto pups) and Duke Lang on another great carnival (the food that wasn’t sold is going to flood relief, Wendy said) that wrapped up Saturday night in Kekaha (yes, there is life on the Westside, too!).
Congratulations to Kalani Vierra and the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau on the successful launch of the Nukumoi Point lifeguard tower that was wheeled into place at Poipu Beach Park under the watchful eyes of the monk seal (it’s a good thing the seals decided to delay their almost- daily visits to Poipu) monitoring group of Charlie and Sue Fafard (they even got to watch Christian Manera throw his complete-game four-hitter against Waimea) who were in company of Herb and Melanie Hammam of Wisconsin (they said it’s snowing there).
Kudos and mahalo to Philip Rapozo and the Kapaa High School football team, which spent their Tuesday “practice” time boarding a bus and helping clean out the Waioli Hui‘ia Church and Waioli Mission House Museum (yep, that’s the green church in Hanalei).
Mahalo to Coach Dave Walker (he couldn’t stay away from the track meet following last week’s Rotary Track and Field meet!) for updating the results where Kauai High School tracksters finished the night by taking the boys and girls team scoring. Congratulations to Taegan Keep on getting the top female honor, and Island School’s Joshua Graves for getting the top male honor for the Rotary meet.
Padraic Gallagher of the American Red Cross will partner with Mary Lou Kelley of People Attentive to Children (they’ve got the Sequential Transition to Elementary Public Schools fair Saturday at Kukui GroveCenter, too!) for their annual bake sale Thursday to benefit the Visitor Industry Charity Walk
Jessica Else said she wouldn’t mind having her picture on a truck. Elana Stone-Anderson has hers on the BedMart trucks because her dad Steven Stone owns the company that celebrated its grand opening (Rachel Doherty got to come from Portland, Oregon) at Hokulei Village by distributing 101 Tempur- Pedic mattresses to three nonprofit organizations.