Happy Camper

Veronica Pablo had a busy weekend as Miss Kauai Filipina 2005. Not only was her schedule full on Saturday, she goes back to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa to three final examinations today! Veronica’s parents Jamie and Josie Pablo, were also on hand, and Josie has a tough schedule as well, as she goes back to prepare for the 20th Annual Mahelona Hospital Petting Zoo that takes place tomorrow, and the grand opening of the Mahelona Hospital Emergency Department on Wednesday. Hats off to Oscar Portugal and all the organizers of the Filipino Centennial who did a great job getting all those events done over the weekend!

Bernie Sakoda and Wanda Shibata got to enjoy the Filipino Centennial after a day with Mazie Hirono working through Lihu‘e and Puhi. State Sen. Ron Menor, D-Mililani-Waipio, said he’s going to make Kaua‘i his second home, and state Rep. Mina Morita, D-Kapa‘a-Hanalei, got the babysitting duties. County Councilmembers Kaipo Asing, Jimmy Tokioka and Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho also came out to be part of the parade.

Meanwhile, was nice to get away and take in the final game of the regular season on the Kauai Soccer Association fields at North Vidinha with people like Clinton Fujii (he wasn’t doing playgrounds) and coach Lorna Basquez. Dan Agan had some time to check out the Lihue Remix game, and coach Karl Ubongen came out into the wind to check out that game as well. Coaches Ross Kagawa, Glenn Morita and Paul Curtis had the tents, and even Sonny Kaona got to enjoy the action from under one of the tents. What a great way to end the KSA season (Deedee Morikawa was hoping the gray-shirts could at least win Saturday’s game).

Finally, hats off to Pomai Kane and the Kaiola Canoe Club for another great Garden Island Businessman’s Canoe Race. There was even parking at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park!

• Contact Dennis Fujimoto at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.com.


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