KAPA‘A — Many of the hearts and minds of the crowd at All Saints Church in Kapa‘a were on O‘ahu with Kapa‘a’s football team on Saturday.
Shelly Salausa was one of more than 30 vendors who filled the All Saints Gym for the annual Christmas Craft Fair.
“This is my ode to the Warriors,” Salausa said, showing off an elephant created out of green and white towels and emblazoned with a felt “W” for Warriors.
“But this is a girl (elephant), so maybe it should be a cheerleader.”
Bev Brody of Get Fit Kaua‘i found a perfect holiday decoration for Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s office door — a wreath fashioned by Salausa with green and white yarn and embellished with green pieces of fabric and bling, the ensemble being completed with a felt “K” for Kapa‘a.
“It’s green and it’s his alma mater,” Brody said, thrilled with her purchase.
Sybil Nishioka, coordinator for the event, said in addition to the craft fair, the All Saints Church offered the Kapa‘a High School soccer programs an opportunity to do some fundraising as well.
The Junior Varsity Girls team was hosting a Hi5 recycling event, which collected a sizable amount of containers with the proceeds helping to fund the team’s uniforms for the season starting Dec. 3.
During the lull, the girls engaged in rounds of corn hole, a game brought back to Kapa‘a by Jack Yatsko, a team parent.
Kevin Cram and the boys varsity soccer program were kept busy with a car wash, while customers spent time inside the gym, shopping and enjoying the menu from the food booth.
The Warrior boys had just come off a pre-season battle with the Pearl City Chargers, Friday, finishing in a 1-1 stalemate, and were anxious to get the cars done so they could tune in to the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II semifinals, where Warrior football team was pitted against the Iolani Red Raiders, top seeded in the tournament.
More craft fairs are on tap for this weekend when the Kaua‘i Handworks fair opens at the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School cafeteria, Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.