Happy Camper for August 7, 2016

Greg Askew was quite busy at the Friday Night Art Walk (Ed Justus said someone jumped the gun, moving the start time to 5 p.m.) moving some Ono Pops — he even has a mango one! Randy Francisco (he said Japanese Grandma did well with her bento and packaged sushi at the Koloa Plantation Days park celebration) had to zip in early from work to get the park ready for the cars (who said it took two hours to get to Hanapepe from Lihue?), and Chef Carla Dusenberry had enough help that she could kick back at her food truck.

The ultimate in “street food” is still in front of the Hanapepe Cafe where Helen Lacono had her granddaughter (not Ku‘u, but the one going to UH-Manoa, Anuhea Breen), helping with all those desserts, and having Reggie Viquelia roll sushi right in the middle of the road. Curt Karish of Bobbie’s had a break from cooking chicken and ribs, and said we had to settle for recorded music since their live performer had a gig.

Veronica Groepler has come a long way since selling jewelry at craft fairs. She now has her own shop (Carol Yotsuda remembers where the mailbox used to be in the old post office, and there is still the crack in the floor and the metal patch under the rug). Don’t forget to say “hi” to Sweetie!

OK, it’s time to go check out the Malama Pono Health Services’ Keiki Bike event at Pono Kai.

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

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