Wanna see snow? Gotta raise money first

KAPAA — Island School students will be joining more than 40 vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during the Garden Island Artisan Fair at the Kapaa Beach Park.

Pepe Trask, advisor for the Voyager students, said the gang will offer the same basic menu as the Veterans Day celebration last week.

This includes the grilled teriyaki chicken sticks, fresh pineapple spears (with li hing powder), an assortment of fresh home-baked goods and assorted cold drinks.

For the craft fair, the students’ offerings will be supplemented with shaved ice and ice cold coconuts, said Judy Webb, coordinator of the Garden Island Artisan Fair.

“The money raised by the students will be used to help with their annual senior trip,” Trask said.

“This year, the group will be heading to Canada.”

Among the stops, the Island School students will also have an opportunity to see snow when they travel in the spring of 2014.

“For many of the students, this will be the first time they’ll get to experience snow,” Trask said.

Trask said the students have had several opportunities to perfect their culinary offerings, starting with the Kauai County Farm Fair where their offerings were well received by the public.

“Their motto is, ‘simple and delicious,’” Trask said.

Saturday they were kept busy by the crowd that jammed the Kapaa Beach Park for the Veterans Day celebration, and Trask anticipates another big crowd this Saturday.

Webb said the Garden Isle Artisan Fair, with a theme of “Under the Big Tent,” gives shoppers an early start for the holidays with a variety of items from more than 40 of “Kauai’s finest artisans.”

Some of the items offered include photography, jewelry, aloha wear, palm bark basketry, wood carvings, pounded mulberry bark and more.

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