Happy Camper

Kawaikini Gampon is pretty good with time management. He started out helping at the Salvation Army’s Breakfast with Santa and still had time to make the King Kaumualii Ukulele Band presentation at the school’s craft fair.

Captain Mitham Clement said Kawaikini, who got a special plaque from Mary MacFarland, the Kokua Soup Kitchen manager, when he helped at the Thanksgiving eve meal, had his whole family out Saturday, and dad Chris said he had to give away his Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School chicken dinner since the Ukulele band is performing Dec. 14.

And if you were wondering what Marian Akagi does with all that knitting and crafting at the Wal-Mart meetings, she was one of the vendors at the King Kaumualii fair. Phyllis Andrade was there and Aunty Janice Ringor bought one of the fancy kitchen towels for a baby gift. Phyllis is going to be at the CKMS event Dec. 14 and 15, too.

When there’s no football on Friday night, “coach” Dan Fort was shopping along with “referee” Randal Valenciano, Leah Scovel and her family who hooked up with coach Darrell Borrero and his ‘ohana. In fact, Kukui Grove was the place to be … got to meet Kat Bertucci, the other half of “Kaua‘i Joe” Bertucci, and it’s not even close to baseball season.

But don’t forget Wes Masumura’s baseball clinic coming up Dec. 15 with Todd Koishigawa and a bunch of pro ball players including a rare appearance by Kaua‘i’s own Tyler Yates. Hopefully, Larry Ephan connected with Todd and maybe we’ll get lucky and even see Kaliko Oligo (Go, Ozark Ducks!).


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