Joe Boy Enrique does more than play football. If you were on hand for the Kapa‘a Eagles/Koloa Pop Warner games, he was one of the announcers along with Ryan Silva. Between the two of them, Kawika Wellington became “The Interceptor,” and Caleb Licke was definitely the Koloa workhorse. Kawika’s dad Russell was playing with the Papa‘a Bay Boys at the veterans’ shindig across the way and came just in time to watch the Eagles’ Pee Wee take the field … Zach Octavio said he should’ve been in the parade, too, since he’s a veteran.
Domingo Los Banos, the grand marshall for the Veterans Day parade, was asking about John Uyeno, retired TGI publisher. Domingo and his brother Barney were featured during the ceremonies following the parade hosted by Tony Elliott … mahalo to Clyde Kaluahine of Big Toe shave ice … it really hit the spot after walking all that way.
Mahalo to Ed Kawamura who was making sure the shuttle service was running smooth, and Josie Pablo had her Mahelona Hospital long-term care patients celebrating the excitement right outside Garden Island Bar B Que … the bus fits perfectly in that off-street parking.
Joe Munechika had the Punua audio station duty and Ron Wiley was doing his thing outside Ace Hardware. Dickie Chang and Bruce Smalling did the float thing in North Vidinha and even got to interview Mazie Hirono. Earlier in the day, Scott Nakata of Midpac Auto was getting excited about the parade, and Glenn Kawamura had the best spot at the top end of Midpac Auto.