Happy Camper for Monday, September 25, 2017

Kenny Ishii (he had his PIHI kids selling shave ice to benefit Grove Farm Museum) said Paul Horner, the museum director, is his cousin.

La‘amea Almeida of Ka Waikahe Lani Malie halau (they performed ahead of Steven Domingo and Bailes de Jose at the Grove Farm Museum ohana day) said the now generation of young people doesn’t know that we are all connected because we came to Hawaii to work on the plantations.

Kudos to Paul and his museum ohana on doing a bang-up job with the ohana day festivities which coincided with Smithsonian Museum Live! celebrations across the globe … there were a lot of people waiting while Scott Johnson worked his magic to get Paulo, Hawaii’s oldest operating steam locomotive, up and going, and Elvrine Chow said we’re definitely having a party after Saturday.

Unio Punzal had his raffia coolies out for the first time, joining his coconut frond crafts. Now, if we can only figure out what to do with those kamani nuts.

Mike Hough of the Coconut Festival (it’s coming Oct. 7 and 8 to Kapaa Beach Park) said the committee is looking for vendors for the craft fair (deadline is real soon!) as well as people to enter the coconut cooking contest (nope, no Sam Choy this year, said Kenny).

Brycen Hiraoka of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital said he has a deadline of Sept. 30 for vendors to register for their KVMH Auxiliary Craft Fair which will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 28 in the KVMH main hallway and overflowing onto the front lawn.

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