Happy Camper for Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Fred, Fusa — the calico — and Frank — the greyish one — are three of the 15 guinea pigs who went to visit Ron Wiley of KQNG Radio Thursday morning. The 15 guinea pigs, about two months old, are available for immediate adoption (special rates, too) at the Kauai Humane Society.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie under Kumu Christy La‘amea Almeida, third from left, stand with Mia Carroll, the YWCA of Kauai Shelter director, following the Candlelight Vigil Wednesday at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue.

Lori Almarza (Lynette Medrano-Stine knew where she was going to be for lunch) said there’s still time for nonprofit groups to get involved with the Kauai United Way Walk-a-thon that will kick off early, Oct. 27, at Kukui Grove Center. Participating groups (one group is definitely the Kapaa High School Interact Club with Aunty Joan Kealalio, and isn’t this close to Nellie Okamoto’s birthday?) can raise money for themselves while helping the Kauai United Way — all while getting a healthy morning workout (yes, the Hawaii Medical Service Association — HMSA — is a sponsor) and being able to participate in some pre-Halloween fun (Melissa McFerrin-Warrack said this is the same day as the center’s Halloween Festival starting after the walk)…and you don’t need to turn in the monies raised until Nov. 12.

And since it was lunchtime (yes, the Island School students on the Art Kauai field trip knew exactly where to go before meeting their bus back to school), Wayne Mukai, Jeff Venzon (they were doing the White Cane Day walk, too) and Steven Carvalho were doing the lunch thing using one of the new furniture at the food court.

Kudos to YWCA and its ohana on another great candlelight vigil to bring awareness about domestic and sexual awareness, and congratulations to Leleaka Anakalea (wasn’t she on the Kapaa High School Homecoming court?) on being installed as the latest Miss Kauai Veteran. She makes her debut at the Veterans Day Parade coming up Nov. 3 in downtown Kapaa (watch for the traffic advisories!).

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

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