Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mahalo to Aaron Furugen for the shave ice that just hit the spot at the Coconut Festival (No, it was lime, not coconut). Actually, the debate was between that orange “thingie” from Jamba, but that comes Friday night at the game.

Nikki Lucidarme was going crazy whacking the coconuts with a big knife. She said she’s not good enough to hold it in her hands yet. Mac Daddy Jorge Ayala was going crazy offering samples (not just one) to anyone who wanted mac nut samples, and Brandi Thomas was the lucky person who got his last bottle of mac nut butter. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.

Sue Kanoho was checking out the offerings in the craft tent, too, but somehow missed the Salty Wahine.

Laura Cristobal said she just got her paperwork finished and the Salty Wahine gourmet Hawaiian sea salt (with an assortment of flavorings) made its debut at the Coconut Festival. Of course, Sue had to double back to check out the one garnished with Kaua‘i Coffee that Laura says is really good.

And if you don’t make any of the craft fairs, check it out at Aunty Lilikoi’s (yes, they have one with lilikoi, too) along with some prune mui.

Mary Lardizabal had her Kapa‘a Middle School chorus and ‘ukulele band on hand for entertainment as did Ilima Rivera and her halau.

Hats off to Kenny Ishii, Bob Bartolo and the rest of the Kapa‘a Business Association on a great event.

Kudos, too, to the Wilcox Health people on a successful Arthritis Walk and the Speed Training with Bryan Clay (was nice to see Jamilee Jimenez again).

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