Letters for Sept. 15, 2016

• Fair parking was outstanding • Thank you for input on community projects

Fair parking was outstanding

Our guest, a visitor from the Solomon Islands, have never experienced anything like the recent Farm Fair, and he enjoyed it thoroughly. Of all the new experiences he had there (“the biggest pumpkin I ever saw,” Sparky the fire dog, the KQNG gorilla, the livestock exhibits, etc.) what most caught his attention was the well-managed parking lot.

Over and over he remarked that he had never seen anything so well-organized. When we told him that the people running it were volunteers, he was, if possible, even more impressed.

Kudos and thanks to all the parking people and to everyone else who did such a good job.

H.M. Wyeth, Anahola

Thank you for input on community projects

In September, the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay held a community outreach survey requesting ideas from the general public for a community project. In the past, our club has restored the Hanalei Pier, constructed a landscape project at Mahelona Hospital, developed rescue tubes on local beaches and more.

We received overwhelming community response to our survey and realized in excess of 70 ideas ranging from new bathrooms on Hanalei Beach, to assisting the Kilauea Ag park with structures, constructing a women’s safe house, building housing projects for homeless veterans, cycle paths and more.

I wish to extend gratitude to the following people and organizations for assisting us in getting the word out with public service announcements and articles; Pat Victorino, Ron Wiley of KQNG, Bev Brody, the staff of KKCR, especially Tina “B” and mostly, Bill Buley and the staff of The Garden Island who mentioned the project several times during the month of September which prompted several more hits on the website each time. In coming weeks, we will be analyzing and sorting the various ideas to come up with a project that we hope will be beneficial to all.

The support of our local media is alive and well. The relatively small community we live in should be appreciative of the positive attitude and influential role played by these entities. I also wish to thank the public for their efforts in generating ideas and helping be a part of the community seeking improvement and increased quality of life. We are all lucky to live Kauai in more ways than one.

John Oszust, President, Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, Princeville

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