Happy Camper for Friday, July 6, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lauae Kanahele looks over the Niihau momi shell lei she works on during the Kekaha Fourth of July celebration at Faye Park Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Boy Scouts Logan Yago and Carlan Castillo show off their patriotic eyewear while volunteering at the Kauai Hospice 29th Concert in the Sky at Vidinha Stadium Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Candace Boxer and Greg Askew of Ono Pops show off their Fourth of July finery at the Kauai Hospice 29th Concert in the Sky at Vidinha Stadium Wednesday.

Jane Gray said she went to kindergarten at Kekaha School, and Larry Manuel said the sign said “Absolutely no scavenging,” but his name is not “scavenging” so he keeps adding to his collection of antique items (how many of you remember the Toledo Torch? Larry found one that was almost mint).

Darrian Muraoka (her sister graduated Waimea High School a month ago) had her Kekaha Sugar wear on when she got to talk story with Larry’s (he wanted to go to the Kauai Police Department’s 75th anniversary luncheon, but had to get ready for the Kekaha Fourth) uncle Ansalmo Barba about the old days.

Great job to Capt. Vinny Johnson and the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Mana, Pastors Sam Bustillos, Darryl Kua and Buddy Ayudan, Kauai Hospice’s Lori Miller and Trxicia Yamashita, and all of their armies of volunteers who put on great Fourth of July celebrations around the island…mahalo to Stephanie Deng for that aromatic lei, and to Patsy Rapozo for worrying about the cheeseburgers and hot dogs!


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


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