Happy Camper for Monday, April 9, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Diane Melchor of Macy’s, left, is joined by Salisa Pegeder, the 2017 Miss Kauai Filipina, and Marilyn Venzon of Macy’s, right, at the March for Babies celebrity wall at Lydgate Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lori Naone of Kaiser Permanente and her neice Lauren Naone, who just moved to Honolulu from Portland, Oregon, are some of the early arrivals for the March for Babies at the Lydgate Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Recognize the picture? Elana Stone-Anderson, left, and Rachel Doherty of Portland, Oregon celebrate the opening of BedMart in Hokulei Village shopping at the Puhi warehouse office. Stone-Anderson’s picture graces the delivery vehicles of BedMart.

Jessica Else said she wouldn’t mind having her picture on a truck. Elana Stone-Anderson hashers on the BedMart trucks because her dad Steven Stone owns the company that celebrated its grand opening (Rachel Doherty got to come from Portland, Oregon) at Hokulei Village by distributing 101 Tempur- Pedic mattresses to three nonprofit organizations.

Another Portland, Oregon person, Lori Naone’s niece Lauren Naone, was here doing the March for Babies (congratulations to Nannie Ann Apalla and the March of Dimes board on a great event, despite the rain!) for Kaiser Permanente.

Lori said she was going to check out Kawaii Kokoro (congrats to Chef Jason Sunada and his family!) to see what kind of box she could take back to Oahu after the walk.

Dr. Kelly Robb of The Specific Chiropractic Center was doing her second walk in as many weeks, this time taking care of the Jenga game, and Dr. Addison Bulosan was helping Mike Dandurand (how many years he’s been doing the March for Babies?). Ken Carvalho had the Fun and Kwazy ohana out, but no rides since it was so rainy, and kudos to the Leo Club of Kauai High School (who was going to the Swim Kauai Aquatics Kauai Classic?) for helping volunteer.

OK, time to go check out what’s on tap for this week.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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