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• Fishing and doughnuts at Wal Mart
• Give ‘em a Krispy Cheer
Fishing and doughnuts at Wal Mart
By The Garden island
It just happened to be Father’s Day weekend as Mike Sakamoto, well known for his Fishing Tales, made an appearance at Wal-Mart to spend a couple of hours with Kaua‘i keiki.
Sakamoto’s appearance coincided with Wal Mart’s national Casting Smiles campaign which is devoted to teaching youngsters the basics of angling as well as expose them to the fishing experience through a variety of events.
Kaua‘i’s Wal Mart store devoted five hours to a special coloring contest for keiki geared towards fishing, and all participants receiving a special Casting Smiles fanny pack sized just for budding anglers.
Sakamoto, known for his fishing epics throughout the state, said he does fly fishing at Kaneohe Bay where conditions are good, except that it does get windy, sometimes.
In discussing the lesser-known (in Hawai‘i) version of angling, Sakamoto pointed out that the first marlin to be caught on fly casting equipment was from Hawai‘i, and there have also been other big game fish that have been snagged using fly casting equipment.
The secret, he said, is in the line, and the technique of landing the catch once hooked.
Papio is the most popular catch he goes after in Kaneohe, although he says there are a variety of fish that can be landed using fly casting equipment.
The Casting Smiles program is sponsored by numerous national sponsors including B.F. Goodrich, Act II, Castrol, Laker, EverStart, Lays, Fuji Film, Kellogg’s, Plano, 7-Up, Snickers, Tyson and coordinated through Wal Mart Stores.
Give ‘em a Krispy Cheer
Meanwhile, there was a steady stream of people making their way to the tent fronting the Wal Mart store, folks in search of the famed Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Saturday’s group belonged to the Lihu‘e Pop Warner Association’s cheer division, who manned the tent for pre-sale pickups of the popular morsel.
“Uniforms cost a lot of money,” one customer said, “And, because of the success of this fundraiser, they’re well on their way to outfitting the squads in time for the Fall tackle football season.”
Kristle Nakamura, one of the advisors, noted, “Thirty-six girls sold 780 dozens!”
All of the doughnuts for Saturday’s pickup were on a pre-sold basis, the advisors said. But, as it got closer to the 3:30 cutoff, if there were extras, those would be sold to people who had not bought tickets ahead of time.
The advisors also said that after they have had an opportunity to evaluate Saturday’s event, they may consider doing another Krispy Kreme fundraiser, with some available for those who are not able to pre-purchase tickets.
“We couldn’t have done it ourselves,” Nakamura said. “We got a lot of help.”
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