A full plate for Dad’s Day

LIHUE — Juliana Patch said she was making a gift for her dad Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

“When is Father’s Day?” her grandma wanted to know. “What? It’s Sunday? I knew there was a reason we came here today.”

Kukui Grove Center hosted a variety of events for Dad’s Day on Saturday, including a game where mall shoppers could roll giant dice for an opportunity to earn a variety of prizes.

While waiting between rolls, shoppers could take advantage of the Hokuala-sponsored putting contest in which Hokuala headwear decorated the heads of successful putters, courtesy of general manager Fran Roach.

“We’re giving children an opportunity to create picture frames for dad,” said Kymm Solchaga of the Malama Pono Health Services. “We have a station where they can get photographed before moving to the work area where they design their own picture frames with a Father’s Day message to give to their fathers.”

Solchaga said Malama Pono Health Services has a variety of other events coming up, but those will have to wait until after Father’s Day.

JGB Arms offered gun safety demonstrations, and Kauai Harley-Davidson set up an array of all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles under a canopy of blaring music in the exhibition area.

“This was a perfect day,” said Harvey Maeda of the Kauai Classic Cars, which had cordoned off a section fronting the UPS Store for its Dad’s Day Car Show. “We have more than 200 cars here because of the nice weather. This includes nearly 20 Volkswagens.”

The successful car show resulted in more than 200 pounds of food being contributed to the Kauai Independent Food Drive.

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