Happy Camper for May 9, 2016

Debbie Yanagihara is incensed about someone cockroaching her craft fair sign from along Kaumuali‘i Highway at the Maluhia Road junction.

“I saw it Thursday,” she said. “And now, it’s gone. Who would do something like that?”

Debbie was hosting her craft fair Saturday at the Kauai Veterans Center where Janjiran Johnson, a shell jewelry creator, was busy working with Ni‘ihau shells she found on Kauai’s shores.

“I’ve been doing this for seven years,” Johnson said. “These are shells I find on Kauai and occasionally purchase from Ni‘ihau people. I’m only on the Internet and do these craft fairs.”

Yanagihara said they’ll be at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville on May 21, the first of five appearances in Princeville between June and July. They return to the St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa in August and then back to the Kauai Veterans Center.

Meanwhile, Liz Hahn is sitting at the No. 2 spot in the country for bettas after the last international competition.

She was back near the Moloa‘a Bay Coffee truck where Amber McClure was home (Daphne said it’s funny how she’s always home when the Camper goes to market) and Nye Klutke was holding down the fort because grandma was busy at the Countdown to the Charity Walk.


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


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