Happy Camper

Hats off to Dickie Chang who invited UH head football coach Greg McMakin and his wife, Heather, to get involved with our Visitor Industry Charity Walk. The coach obliged, and kudos to the Kapa‘a High School football team for doing such a great job at the finish line. They have their Green-and-White game this Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Waimea coach Kyle Linoz’s mom Val Rita was at the KCC graduation Friday night and said the Waimea Blue-and-White game is also Friday night starting at 7 p.m. in Hanapepe Stadium.

But there’s no conflict Saturday (got to see Michael Tresler and Mel Rapozo twice in one day, Friday) when Kaua‘i does its Red-and-White game at Vidinha Stadium.

Hats off to the Visitor Industry Charity Walk Committee on a very successful event. Gini Kapali of Kukui‘ula was out with all their walkers. Shelly Gerardo does double duty since she walked for both Kuku‘iula and the Kaua‘i Special Olympics, while her sister Tammy Pu‘u had time to remind people that the next all-girl rodeo is June 22 at the Kealia arena.

And Chef Martina Hilldorfer and Billy Gibson (he was a judge) had a lot of the KCC culinary arts graduates working with Chef Guy Higa at the Kaua‘i Marriott booth where they were serving up a Japanese-style breakfast. And Diann Hartman of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i still has her arms despite spending a couple of hours ladling gravy over loco-moco.

Lopaka Bukoski (his first name is Robert) came from delivering one of the student speeches at the KCC graduation to presenting the opening oli for the Visitor Industry Walk, too.

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