Happy Camper for Friday, June 1, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cub Scouts Ashlei Thompson and Isabel Tumpap of Pack 148 stand besides the American flags as Blaze Batoon of Troop 148 holds Sophia Tumpap during the Memorial Day observance at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Michael Winiarski of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Nawiliwili, left, talks story with Omar Powell and Travis Smith of the U.S. Navy Monday during the Memorial Day Observance at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea JROTC’s Samantha Bostick, Leslie Uri, Louisa Tanigawa, Chelsty Lacerone and Krystal Papa, left to right, are ready for the Memorial Day observance at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Girl Scouts from around the island gather after helping decorate graves at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe on Memorial Day Monday.

You blink, and the next thing you know, it’s June! Where did May go to?

Kudos to Angela Hoover of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, Kauai, and all the Boy Scouts (Blaze Batoon was camping with Troop 148 at Salt Pond Beach Park for the weekend) for showing up and helping at the Memorial Day observance presented by the Kauai Veterans Council! Kudos to all the keiki at the public schools for making all the lei, and more mahalo to everyone else who took time to remember our veterans!

This is another busy weekend despite the postponement of the 30th Taste of Hawaii — Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Na Hula o Kaohikukapulani hosts its hoike today at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort &Spa, with vendors opening at 4 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. showcase demonstrating the accomplishments of the hula students from January until now (kudos on presenting the free hoike preview Wednesday at Kukui Grove Center!).

Marynel Valenzuela, Sha Ali Ahmad and the Kauai Fashion Weekend crew will be hosting a boot camp for the Kauai Film Academy people tonight, and Coach Mac Pigott wraps up the Kauai USA Wrestling spring season Saturday with the final matches at Kauai High School starting with weigh-ins from 4 p.m.

More kudos to Licia McDonald and the Kauai Society of Artists for being able to present the “Kauai Selections” to the Schaefer Portrait Challenge starting Friday at the KSA Gallery.

And don’t forget the free Kids Summer Fest Saturday starting with registration at 9 a.m. at the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club!

Stay safe!


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


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