Happy Camper for Monday, April 16, 2007

Mike Murakoshi of First Hawaiian Bank was enjoying one of those busy weekends, starting with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific’s Spring Gourmet Gala before getting up early Saturday for the Troy Barboza Memorial Run and the Special Olympics. And it doesn’t end there because Friday he meets up with Karen Taketa and the Contractors Association of Kaua‘i people for the annual CAK Home Show starting at 2:30 p.m.

But Mike wasn’t the only one busy … Jaime Jimenez had track Thursday, the Gala Friday where she was volunteering with the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism group, and then, it was off to Special Olympics to volunteer with coach Richard Matsumoto and the Kaua‘i High School track team.

Todd Tanaka was the same except he was at the Children’s Justice Center (they were at the Saturday Parent/Child Fair with Anna Peters) Thursday, the Gala Friday and ran with the law enforcement people in the Troy Barboza Memorial Run (was Ron Wiley out on Rice Street covering this?) Saturday morning.

Hats off to all those organizers for being able to pull off everything! Definitely kept people hopping … Bridgette Arume couldn’t watch daughter Ella play tennis since she was one of the Parent/Child organizers, and was nice to see Cathy Shanks of PATCH who had that cute chicken project. Jonell Kaohelaulii is already looking at filling her next year’s calendar at Kukui Grove.

OK, ‘nuff said … gotta go watch Darryl Izumo bowl with the pros at the Lihu‘e Bowling Center … 10 a.m., and leave some parking space for Cyndi Bryant’s pet customers.

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

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