Ivan Hegent of Dragon Shrimp Chips has a story as ono as the Big Island-made shrimp chips he is distributing with the help of Jojo Gumahad (she’s from the Big Island) and Melissa Barretto (she moved here from the Big Island) at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.
Ivan is legally blind after being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (he was even featured on KITV news on the condition), but did not let the disease and disability stop him from creating Dragon Shrimp Chips in honor of his younger brother, who suffers from the same genetic eye disease.
Esjhalee Chung Ching Man has a swift, silent mode of transporting herself across the fair expanse (Jan Tenbruggencate said if we fall, we might have a problem getting up) with the gizmo her parents found.
Tristan Ng wanted a photo of the malasada in front of the Cotton Candy booth. Heather Arellanes of the Lihue Red Raiders Pop Warner Association said Janice Wong of Wong’s in Hanapepe is providing the recipe for the malasadas which were being cranked out by Anna Kong, Chad Dusenberry, Jameson Smith, Koaiku Jerves and Ed Taniguchi (is Hoku Taniguchi who was enjoying the clam chowder in a bread bowl related to him?) on opening night.