One of the great things about going to the Kapa‘a Library is running into Greg Nitta. Lani Kawahara (does she still have the basketball in the car trunk?) is the librarian there and hosted State Librarian Richard Burns to present the winner for this year’s teen summer reading program.
Congratulations to Kendra Vega, this year’s grand prize winner. Not only is she from Kaua‘i, she’s Lani’s second grand prize winner. Lani opened the Princeville Library and got her first winner within a year of the library opening. Now, she’s at Kapa‘a and got another state winner.
Lt. Larry Groenleer and his Hanapepe Salvation Army are hosting its annual lu‘au this evening and will be featuring food from Gaylord’s (did Paige and Russ Talvi come back from Alaska, yet?) as well as entertainment from kumu hula Doric Yaris. Hopefully, there are still tickets left. It’ll be a great deal.
David Allio said there will be drag racing in Mana tonight as well. And, if you need more reasons to head west, the Hanapepe Soto Zenshuji Mission is also hosting its bon dance … great flying saucers there, too.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or email@example.com