Happy Camper

Chase Parongao didn’t think people remembered his No. 24 jersey from community basketball … surprise! Chase, along with a lot of other Parongaos, was part of the “Spirit of the Westside Wind” that performed during the county’s “Healing Our Island” grant awards. He said he’s going for No. 3 next … stay tuned!

Hats off to Roland Sagum who was able to jockey between the Westside and Lihu‘e to make all the appointments he had to keep. He was at the awards presentation, too. And kudos to Moana Taa and Theresa Koki for getting the taiko group and the martial arts group (is that Wendall Sakaoka’s retirement career?) to perform at an otherwise grip-and-grin ceremony.

Mahalo to Hue (pronounced “Y”) Oldham for making Todd Vines’ (Hue’s husband is Todd Oldham who works at the Sheraton Kaua‘i) assignment a reality. Actually, Hue said Scott Bacon, a concierge at Princeville Resort, is a concierge of the year.

And while picking up lunch for Yukie and Moana De Silva at ‘Ohana Diner officer Mark Ozaki had the same idea … he said 13 of the 15 Kaua‘i wrestlers who went to Maui ended up in medals, including Kaimi, the son of one of the ‘Ohana Diner people.

OK, ‘nuff said, gotta try figure out how to squeeze in Aunty Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza’s Kaua‘i Polynesian Festival between all those baseball, basketball and football games.

Enjoy the long weekend, Kaua‘i — Stay safe!

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

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