Not Hawaiian snow launches holiday campaign

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    Helaine Perel stops to chat with Dave Walker while delivering the holiday bags decorated by Koloa Elementary School students, Wednesday during the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    Nancy Young of Red Koi accepts a load of holiday gift bags decorated by Koloa Elementary School students from Helaine Perel, Wednesday during the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    A parent uses a smartphone to get a photo of Kumu Rachel Iha and the Koloa School ‘Ukulele Club, Wednesday during the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    A Koloa Elementary School student reacts to the afternoon showers while members of the ‘Ukulele Club scramble for shelter in Santa’s Hale, Wednesday during the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    A volunteer tries to settle Koloa Elementary School first grade students as showers begin to fall on the performance by the Koloa School ‘Ukulele Club, Wednesday during the Holiday Bags fundraising launch at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    A Koloa Elementary School student reacts to the afternoon shower, Wednesday during the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    Santa and Koloa Elementary School students react to the snow that greeted the launch of the Holiday Bags fundraiser, Wednesday during the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    Koloa Elementary School students and Santa react to the snow flurries that greeted the launch of the Holiday Bag fundraiser, Wednesday during the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

POIPU — This is not Hawaiian snow, a security officer said as puffs of white snow blew in the wind Wednesday as the last notes of “Menehune Santa” melded into the din of the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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