Bridge clubs enjoy giving back

PUHI — Members of the North Shore and Poalua Bridge Clubs ended their Thursday games with a field trip.

The trip took them from their game room at Sun Village to the campus of the Kaua‘i Community College, where they were greeted by culinary-arts instructor Billy Gibson and a team of second-year, culinary-arts students who had arranged part of their fine-dining facility to accommodate the 28 players.

That meant reconfiguring the room so the club members would be seated on one end of the room, where they could converse with each other while enjoying the fine-dining experience.

Jane Nearing Go said the club members had just finished making their holiday contributions, which included donations to the Toys For Tots drive as well as a $300 contribution to the Kauai Food Bank.

Additionally, Go said, the club members go out to eat collectively at least twice a year.

“We could go anywhere,” Go said. “But, if we come here, we help the students. We find ways to give back to the community.”

The clubs’ second outing of the year is scheduled for July, so Go and her members are still pondering where to go.

Anna Sloggett, one of the members at the outing, at 95 years young, is even further along in her planning, as she said, as the group adjourned to their seats, “Ask David (Penhallow, her son) about September.”

Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or


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