Chicks draw looks in showers

The wooden chicks got a lot of double takes from passersby trying to evade the showers Friday at the Kauai Museum Christmas Craft Fair.

“This is our debut,” said Diane Rubio, who with Dan Cruces, operates Local Chicks. “Dan did some of the birds in the museum’s display, and now hand paints each of the chicks.”

Aletha Thomas of The Monkeypod Jams said Local Chicks was one of the new vendors at the annual event which ringed the museum with tents and overflowed into the Lihue Civic Center parking lot with food trucks and vendors.

“They (Michelle Shigezawa, Jenae Tamayose, and Kori Lau) come from Oahu every year to sell,” said Ora Tashiro who made a shopping trip to visit the off-island vendors. “They try to come several times a year, but always at the Kauai Museum event.”

The Kauai Museum hosted the Daughters of Hawaii as well as an in-house booth to raise awareness of their work in the community.


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