Egg hunt opens ASUH-KCC Spring Festival

PUHI — The Kaua‘i Community College was lifeless on Good Friday, except the upstairs Student Lounge, where members from the Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i-KCC were busy stuffing eggs and collating prizes.

“We’ve got about 5,000 eggs and a lot of prizes,” ASUH-KCC president Nelson Batalion said between stuffing eggs and checking on prizes. “This is for the public and everyone is invited starting at 9 a.m.”

The ASUH-KCC Spring Festival will offer an egg hunt at KCC, performances by Showtime Characters, regular performers at the weekly Toddler Thursday programs at the Kukui Grove Center, an assortment of lawn games headed by members of the ASUH-KCC, inflatable bouncers, food booths and more.

The Spring Festival is just one of the several events hosted by ASUH-KCC during the year, Batalion said.

Following the Spring Festival, it will host the 4th Annual Earth Day Week 2012 during the week of April 16 through the 20th highlighted by the Outdoor Celebration, April 19 from noon to 6 p.m.

With a theme of “Sustainable Action Events for Mobilizing Kaua‘i and the Earth,” ASUH-KCC is hosting a series of contests including Best Environmental Song, Washed Ashore Art Sculpture, Environmental Visual Art and/or Photo, an Earth Day Logo to create a permanent “marketing brand” for the annual Earth Day event, Best Video Public Service Announcement of Earth Day events which can be short (40 seconds to a minute), or long (under five minutes), a Hyde Park Speakers Corner where people can decorate their own soap box or compete for best environmental speech, and poetry reading or poetry SLAM performances with an environmental theme.

With the event right around the corner, ASUH-KCC is looking for Hip Hop Dance groups, hula, singers, bands, entertainers, gymnasts, mind reader, fire dancer, sword swallower, and more to fill a dozen slots available.

Additionally, free informational booth space is available for sustainable business or Earth Day messages.

Non-profit and Kaua‘i grown or made products are also invited to be a part of the celebration.

Call 245-8283 for more information, or registration forms for the Earth Day week celebration which will feature free movies, films, forums and conferences throughout the week.

ASUH-KCC leaders include John Constantino, advisor, Batalion as president, Taylor Stanton vice president, Eileen Ricardo secretary, Nahoku Rabot treasurer, and Lyle Ueunten H.R. Manager.

Members include Herbert Semana, Dasha Dacosta, Chazton Sasil, Healani Waiwaiole, Keola Aki, Grace Kelly, Moani Jaramillo, Bethany Compton, Julio-Cruz Flores and Ian Ross.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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