Happy Camper for Saturday, December 16, 2006

Congratulations to Shelly Paik, Ann Barnes and Heather Young (Randy Hee said especially Heather) for coordinating their Calendar of Student Art for KIUC.

Was nice to be able to chat with all those art instructors as well as parents of those student winners at Lydgate Park … Clyde Furumoto, Dr. Leila Nitta and more. And, if you need a teaser, check out Diane Sater’s Grand Prize piece…what kind of plant is that?

Congratulations to Hanalei School librarian Sue Meyer and Hanalei Post Office’s Lianne Kobayashi on a great letter-writing contest … yes, I even got pictures of “Uncle” John Kaneholani.

If you have time on your hands and change that is too heavy in the pockets, Frank Kleckner and Capt. Mitham Clement still need help trying to fulfill holiday wish lists for needy Kaua‘i families through the Toys for Tots and Salvation Army programs.

In the meantime, Jarrett Chytka of Kmart was doing his part, working with Mike Dandurand and Tony Koerte to get a pallet of saimin to the Kaua‘i Food Bank and teaming up with Luis Soltren to help other needy children on the island.

They were on hand with Janie Whitehead and the Wal-Mart employees Tuesday and said this is the final big push for Christmas. Was also nice to run into former Wal-Mart manager Brian Halsey (he’s in Waipahu, now) who was visiting with David Sayre.

And if you need something to get you in the mood, check out David Conrad and Nina Saraos as they lead the Kaua‘i High School chorus and guests at the KCC Performing Arts Center Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m.

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