Happy Camper

Mike Murakoshi was having his annual super-busy weekend as he juggled between the Contractors Association of Kaua’i Home Show and the Special Olympics program this weekend. Ezra Kanoho had his sons on hand for the Troy Barboza Memorial Run Saturday, as did the football coaches of the three high schools. Kurt Toma was up at the First Hawaiian Bank Lihu’e branch run starting line, and then followed the group to Vidinha Stadium, where Dickie Chang already had the program underway. Congratulations to Kylie Moniz (saw Kelvin Moniz and members of his ‘ohana in the crowd) for being the first Kaua’i Special Olympics athlete to head to the national games this summer. Kylie carried the torch that started the games, and ran with Kaua’i’s law-enforcement officials through the course. Congratulations, too, to Amara Coon, who is a fine representative as Special Olympics Athlete of the Year! Coach Dennis Aquino had members of the Kaua’i High School girls’ basketball team on hand by 7 a.m. Saturday, and was nice to see Waimea’s Sherri Kua working alongside the Red Raiders at the event. Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste had time to check out the basketball game (Annette Creamer of Kauai Habitat for Humanity celebrated with members of the Loyola-Marymount student volunteers on their last night by bringing them to the game, too) Friday night, and was on hand to cheer on the athletes Saturday as well. Hats off to Jocelyn Barriga and her family members for a job well done! » Contact Dennis Fujimoto at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.com.

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