Happy Camper for March 23, 2016

The Vision Van is here!

Momi Machado of Nana’s House (they celebrate its 20th anniversary this year) said they got help from the West Kauai Lions Club and the county’s Office of Elderly Affairs in providing free vision screening for more than two dozen people Monday afternoon.

Jennifer Martin, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and outreach coordinator for Nana’s House, said it was pretty cool since the volunteers brought colorful glasses for the keiki, one of whom went home to get her grandma who needed glasses.

Momi said the Vision Van (Rizalde Tolentino is a whizz at controlling that monster truck) was at the Anahola Prince Kuhio Day celebration, and Nana’s House even got a visit from Child & Family Services who are recruiting preschoolers for the Head Start school at Waimea High School (they need at least 10 students to get started).

Kudos to David Chaikin and mahalo to Fonz Nartatez (he was playing in the tournament with Kanoa) on a great Dinosaur Beach Volleyball Tournament (Fonz said it’s getting bigger with better teams each year) which wrapped up Sunday afternoon at Kalapaki Beach!

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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