Happy Camper

Janie Whitehead, manager for the Wal-Mart store, was paddling in the morning, and judging at the Miss Kaua‘i Filipina pageant in the evening.

That was one hectic schedule, and hats off to Pomai Kane and the Kaiola ‘ohana for hosting another successful Kaua‘i Business Canoe Race!

Congratulations, too, to Lion Roy Nishida on a great convention! Guy Higa did the arrangements for the local vendors, and Lyle Kobashigawa of Kaua‘i Kookie Company had some of his pineapple cookies (they’re really good) on hand as well as the guava kine … Lyle had one of those Diabetic Association pedometers on since he’s banking on having his golf ball drop in the hole. Don and Marlene Greer of Kaua‘i Chocolate Company were quick to note that they use the Kaua‘i Kookie guava as the base for their opihi … they got five out of the Top 10 Hawai‘i chocolate products during a visitor industry publication survey!

Naoko Ho (she was at Pony baseball, Sunday, too) said that Mervin Wee, the incoming Lions district governor, is related to her husband, and Lion John Uyeno made time to introduce Paul and Joann Steinfort, the newest East Kaua‘i Lions. Paul was a past District Governor in Colorado.

Congratulations, too, KPD officer Mark Ozaki for being named the recipient of the Lions Humanitarian award! It could not have happened to a more deserving person, and since Mark’s grandfather Ernest Ferreira was a Lion, it won’t be long until Mark starts showing up in Lion gold.

And, with no KIF on the brain, it was nice to chat with all the KIF parents at either KSA soccer (Ken and Deedee Morikawa were at North Vidinha), or Pony baseball.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) and dfujimoto@kauaipubco.com.

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