Happy Camper

Rafael Camarillo had his hands full Sunday as he worked to crank out more than 6,000 “mini malasada” at the “Kodomo no hi” event.

That event is a fund-raiser for the Lihu‘e Hongwanji Preschool’s playground equipment and is a unique way of blending culture with fund-raising.

Elton Ushio, the kendo instructor for the club that meets at the Lihu‘e Hongwanji, was busy doing double-duty, helping with the mochi pounding demonstration (Leonard Ringor wants to choose his job, too) and leading his students in a demonstration.

Darren Oda fits right in with the Boy Scouts as he helped out with the mochi pounding, and Dr. Greg and Joanne Naganuma were busy teaching keiki how to make fish kites.

How many stores did Bev Pang have to shop at to find the right fish for the gyotaku station?

Joan Kealalio was out cranking out the Hole-E-Cow hot dogs and still had energy for the Youth Drug Summit Monday … thanks for the reminder call, Theresa Koki!

That was a good chance to catch up with Lt. Mark Scribner and Moana Taa who head up the Shattered Dreams program, and Rebecca Smith and Val Saiki have all kinds of anti-tobacco messages.

Nue Wong and Kori Sakamoto were there … as were Tori Tuttle, Kira Nakamura (she said she sang during the opening), Shalyn Tupou, and numerous other people.

With just one more week of girls basketball, does this mean Aunty Annette Hashimoto is working on Saturday (!) night?

Friday is KIF track night.


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