Happy Camper

Karin Panui and Edwin Vea sold more than 400 potato bags Friday. And Karin said there were more people who wanted to know about the bag that yields fluffy microwave potato, manapua and even sweet corn. She said she’ll have more at the Nawiliwili craft fair this Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jay Furfaro had just been inaugurated to a new term on the County Council, but rolled up his sleeves to join the 30 volunteers from Princeville who helped the Boy Scouts keep the area around the historic County Building free from opala. Mahalo to Mamo Cummings Graham for helping to coordinate volunteers.

Lyle Tabata, who has been helping clean the area for the past eight years, said all the people who came to the Friday night events should be commended for their efforts in helping keep everything nice. Bev Pang, who along with Teresa Koki, was parking the floats following the parade, agreed.

Hats off to Lihu‘e Airport crash fire chief Gary Smith for unveiling their new fire truck at the parade, and the Ocean Safety Bureau for bringing out its new Jet Ski that has the capability of doing up to 60 mph in the surf … anyone want to ride on the back board?

Rosie Bukoski was pleased her last serving went out after the parade, and Tim Dela Vega said the malasada from Kaumakani was also sold out, although they still had some tamales left … Dale Rosenfeld was in the Joe Grace line earlier, and that must’ve given her the spark to do a great job on the microphones with J Robertson of Hoike Community TV.

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