Farm fair keiki winners named

Jannik Evanoff did not have to perform his keyboard magic as he did in Europe Saturday during the KQNG/Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Keiki Talent Showcase 2017 at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.

Based on scores collected in originality, personality and potential, and overall performance, Evanoff was voted the winner in the 6-10-year-old division, edging out Leiana Ho‘oikaika and Emma Badua, both performing vocal numbers.

Sydney Agudong pocketed $125 as the winner of the 11-16-year-old division over the challenge of Jeremaia Garcia and Julia Makepa.

More keiki crawled across the stage in the Hawaiian Airlines entertainment tent as the KQNG/HMSA Fourth annual Happy Healthy Keiki Parade unfolded, with the babies and their parents or guardians being introduced with a short description as they crossed the stage individually.

Each of the participating keiki earned an HMSA goody bag, and 10 winners received $50 gift cards via random drawing.

Michael Bonachita, son of Michael Bonachita and Kaulana Efhan, set the stage, along with Kainoa Pierce, who was accompanied by Ashley Efhan, and Shylan Hunter Gandia, who was accompanied by Changelle Carveiro.

Alaia Haumea, helped across the promenade by Mele Ahuiki, and Tytan Eliana Baclayon, chaperoned by Tishelle Hepa and Levi Baclayon, brought the top 10 leaders to midpoint.

The five were joined by Riah Boyer, accompanied by Tessie Boyer, Clair Claxton, accompanied by Elizabeth Claxton, Jade Pitman, helped by Camie Pitman, Kaliko Delima, accompanied by Anela Delima, and Aubrey Grande, accompanied by Isabelle Grande, rounded out the top 10.

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