Happy Camper for Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ada Koene signs up an interviewee for the Koloa Plantation Days book project during the park celebration, next to writer Pam Varma.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kahe and Ricky Waalani enjoy the shade outside the Koloa Plantation Days Park Celebration at Anne S. Knudsen Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Marty Grabias, Shannon Horita, and David Brown of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa team, left to right, enjoy the sun outside the Kauai Historical Society exhibit at the Koloa Plantation Days Park Celebration.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sonny Aquino of Honolulu said he’s the uncle of Honolulu Star-Advertiser photographer Jamm Aquino as he enjoys the Tsunami Taiko performance with Lore Gawaran, also of Honolulu, Saturday before taking the stage with Beat Lele at the Koloa Plantation Days Park Celebration.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Coach Bobby Kubota of Pono Market celebrates his viewing point at the Koloa Plantation Days Parade at the head of food truck alley.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dickie Chang said the golden shower tree is only in half bloom because it celebrates the Koloa Plantation Days Parade (the blooming side) while remembering the parade’s co-founder Phyllis Kunimura, who passed earlier in the year.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Junior Duarte said his daughter from the Big Island just sent him a photo showing herself riding the shoulders of him during a previous Koloa Plantation Days parade that appeared in the newspaper.

The Koloa Plantation Days Parade and associated events (the CJM Country Stables’ mounted unit promised participation in next year’s parade, said Julie Souza) might be over, but Ada Koene (she scored a vantage point near the judges’ and announcers’ station at Sueoka Store) is still looking for people who have tales from the plantation days era for a book project.

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