HANAPEPE — Ed Justus of the Talk Story Bookstore said the food vendors come earlier and earlier each week.
“But people like food,” Justus said. “The food vendors come early, the people come early.”
The weekly Friday Night Art Walk, hosted by the Historic Hanapepe Economic Alliance, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday and features more than 16 art galleries which are open to the public.
Phil Worwa said he needs to cut his hair following a hectic holiday season where he dropped in on The Storybook Theater as Santa for lots of appearances, photos and talking story with keiki.
“The 4-year-old girls are the killer,” he said. “They give you some of the strongest hugs there are. The little guys are eh, they could care less, but those little girls are serious. They give strong hugs.”
Santa was replaced by David Leopold whose last sojourn to The Storybook Theater revealed a 281-year-old Russian coin. Leopold returns for more adventures on Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to talk about the fun of being a coin and stamp collector.