Happy Camper

Major Victor Aguilar of the Waimea High School Jr. ROTC made it back from his daughter’s graduation to lead the cadets through the annual Memorial Day service.

Johnny Rabasa, who pens the veterans’ column in TGI, was happy with the turnout of Boy Scouts for this year’s event, and Ed Kawamura solved John Iwamoto’s concerns about food. Ed connected with McDonald’s Restaurants who offered to take care of the more than 40 Scouts and their families who came out to help. But for Ed, it didn’t end there as he was scheduled to catch a plane for O‘ahu for the Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Ala Moana Park.

Robert Ibia had everything ready when Ray Paler walked in with the first batch of Scouts (Austin Oshiro was camping and still made it to Pony baseball Sunday) at the ‘Ele‘ele McDonald’s.

Hats off to the Kaua‘i Veterans Council on another great event!

Over at the Raiderdome, Christina Banach of the Red Raider girls basketball team was trying to figure out just how much bigger the feet of their Wake Forest University Demon Deacon guest was. Ross Shimabukuro said the girl was good, and coach Sandi Nadatani said they’ll have another chance to work out with their special guest … stay tuned.

Kudos to Tom Vallatini and all those Lihu‘e Baseball League workers who hosted another great tournament!

Now, it’s back to work and prepare for graduation.

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

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