Baba B, Jordan Segundo, Opihi Pickers on Spring Festival entertainment lineup

Baba B performs live Friday, as does “American Idol” participant Jordan Segundo, the Opihi Pickers, O-Shen and the Papaa Bay Boys Saturday at the Second Annual Spring Festival, a fund-raiser for the Lihue Pop Warner Association.

The three-day event takes place at Isenberg Park, and includes a softball tournament, carnival rides, a silent auction, craft fair, country store, game booths, and much more, association leaders said in a press release.

The softball tournament runs all three days, with the carnival rides available Friday and Saturday, the silent auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the craft fair from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and the country store and game booths all night Friday, and all day Saturday.

Lihue Pop Warner services over 120 boys and girls ranging in ages from 8 to 15, in both tackle football and cheerleading.

The festival will also be helping other Lihu‘e youth sports groups raise money by renting game booths for their individual fund-raising.

LPWA has committed to help out the following groups: Lihu’e Remix Soccer team (softball throw and dart throw), Lihu‘e Po‘okela Volleyball Club (face painting), Aloha Church Destiny group (paint ball), Lihue Baseball Pinto All Stars (Portagee horseshoes).

A dunking booth with the Lihue Pop Warner coaches on the cold seat will also be offered.

The proceeds generated from this fund-raiser will be used towards LPWA’s operating budget.

Additionally, through the Spring Festival, LPWA hopes to help those families that are having financial difficulties in paying their children’s registration fees.

LPWA will provide a monetary credit directly to each child’s registration fee if a parent commits to work six hours at the festival.

Because LPWA has a zero tolerance for drug use, they will once again implement drug testing on all board members, coaches and staff members.

Also, safety has always been LPWA’s top priority and, once again, LPWA will mandate that coaches be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.

The tests and certification cost money, and LPWA is fund-raising to offset these costs through their Spring Festival and not from the participants’ registration fees.

Other entertainers to perform include Nick Castillo, Greg Gabaylo, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Ukulele Band, Kauai Gymnastics Academy, Reaction, Revival, Island Mood, Excel Dance Studio and Urahutia Productions.

For more information, contact Gracie Grace, association president.

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