Waimea carnival is Friday, Saturday

The annual Waimea Alumni and Friends Foundation carnival is Friday and Saturday, on the Waimea High School campus lawn, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. both days.

There will be game booths, a teen dance in the cafeteria, country store, food, live entertainment, and much more.

Members of the WHS Class of 1960 man the country store, carnival organizers said in a press release.

Members of various graduating classes get together and adopt the booths for the evenings. Many mini reunions are held each year at carnival time.

Performing Friday night are the Kauai Minyo Kai Japanese dance group, Lahapa’s Hula Girls and Halau Ka Pa Kanaenae ‘O Kaua‘i Iki under the direction of kumu hula Kaua‘i Iki and Helen Santiago, Aunty Sharon and her ‘Ukulele ‘Ohana, members of the rejuvenated Bayanihan Club under advisor June Akuna and Oriente Nakaahiki, student performances of hip-hop dances, Halau Ka Lei Mokihana ‘O Leina‘ala, with kumu hula Janelle Pavao, Nick Castillo, The 3 J’s, made up of WHS faculty members known by their first names only for the purposes of the group: Jerry, John & Jon, and some surprise guests.

On Saturday, entertainers include Rhoda Libre as mistress of ceremonies, The Waimea Canyon School “Minihune” Band with band leader Beth Cuizon, Alan Villaflor and members of his Kasibulan Filipino Dance Company, a karaoke contest (call Edwin Vea, 332-6305, to enter) with lots of great prizes, and the Papa‘a Bay Boys to end it all, including some tunes from their CD to be released in May.

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