Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Maka Herrod, who emceed the ho‘olaule‘a following the He Inoa No Kaumuali‘i parade, reminded people that there is an event at Kukui Grove Center from 11 a.m. Congratulations to Edee Bandmann and her crew of parade people for putting together the event to honor King Kaumuali‘i! And, it’s not an event unless the video people are there, and since Bruce Smalling was out west, Katie Beer did the parade and craft fair. Was nice to see Vicky Ramos, again, and over at the food booth, much mahalo to the West Kauai United Church for the ono malasada…Richard Stein, Yukie DeSilva and her “victory celebrants,” and Adam Harju, got a taste of the ono stuff. Bigtoe Kaluahine wanted to know about shave ice, but Greg and Sonya Stoll had those ono fried ice cream being ladled hot out of the wok by Aaron Villatora. Coach Galen Kawakami said the last time he had one was at the Wailana Coffee Shop on O‘ahu. Greg said they’ll try and have the ice cream at the upcoming Valentine craft fair in Po‘ipu scheduled for Feb. 11. Galen was interested in the old-style “snails” that Clarence Kaona carefully brings all the way over from the Ching Young Village Shopping Center Village Snack Shop & Bakery LLC in Hanalei, and we still haven’t figured out how they make it so authentic. Meanwhile, Miss Kauai Veteran 2005 Laura Hudson made it from the parade to the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation soccer games, where she had her hands full on the left wing for Waimea High School. And, hats off to Col. Jerald Knudsen and the Kapa‘a High School JROTC cadets for being flexible enough to help with some of the parade banners.
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