Happy Camper for Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mary Lardizabal assembled her Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band, award-winners at the Heritage Music Festival, and more, before rendering the national and state anthems at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jackie Wong, who provided the malasada recipe and mix for the Lihue Raiders’ offering, is in appropriate headwear as she leads the effort to crank out malasadas for farm fair-goers.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sandi Kato-Klutke has a reunion with classmate Alan Kitabayashi and his wife Linda at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair, where they helped check in fruits and vegetables for the show.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sara Jehn of Agor Jehn Architects flew in from Honolulu to see the project she drafted Thursday during the dedication of the Kapaia Swinging Bridge.

Kudos to Laraine Moriguchi and all her Kapaia Foundation group on getting the historic Kapaia Swinging Bridge restored (she and Pat Griffin got the bridge put on the state’s Historical Register) and dedicated (Pastor Roy “Rocky” Sasaki said he’s never blessed a bridge before), and Paul Curtis said he was going to try and check it out after Mass at Immaculate Conception Church today.

Kudos to Ron Agor who took on the “fun project,” and more kudos to Sara Jehn who was the lead architect in the project … it’s now Agor Jehn Architects!

Mahalo to Renee Kawakami (and the Lihue Raiders of the Kauai Pop Warner Football League, who send mahalos to Jackie Wong for the malasada help) for trekking all over the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair with loads of malasadas (the farm fair has always had malasadas)!

Sandi Kato-Klutke didn’t have to go to a reunion to meet up with her Kapaa High School classmate Alan (and Linda) Kitabayashi, who are back here after 30 years on the Mainland, and Megan Kono (she’s Roy Oyama’s granddaughter) got a new picture of the Sleeping Giant after hiking Nonou Friday before the fair opened. And welcome to Kauai, Carol Simon’s niece — Laura Weinzettel — who got to experience the Kauai Coffee (how long to get to the fair from Puhi, Darla Domingo?) Celebrity Chef’s Challenge.


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


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