Happy Camper for Friday, November 23, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Members of the Kekaha Senior Center enjoy camaraderie before taking the stage as part of the entertainment at The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps annual Thanksgiving luncheon Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lt. Shawn Keoho of The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps gets volunteers from the Hanapepe Home League to run prizes to recipients during the annual Thanksgiving luncheon.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Gina Mahina claims her lunch after spending the morning running lunches to diners at The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps’ annual Thanksgiving luncheon Wednesday.

And why DID the dog jump into the stream? Brian Garanio’s T-shirt begged for an answer Wednesday during The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps’ annual Thanksgiving community luncheon.

Michael Minkus had to get up at 4 a.m. to get to Hanapepe on time, and he said his poor puppy is paying the price for the holidays because he needs to juggle time to let it out. Shirley Medeiros was happy she could just enjoy the meal and festivities with her Alu Like kupuna, and Fred Cowell rolled up his sleeves to deliver turkey meals (no pumpkin pie for Michael Minkus!) and Kauai Coffee refills.

Kudos to Lt. Shawn Keoho and Brian Kohatsu (congratulations to the latest six Drug Court graduates who celebrated their commencement last Friday!) on moving the program along with an abundance of giveaways, and a nice pat on the back to David Leong and the Waimea High School band (how did the Menehune JROTC do in the off-island competition, Sam Bostick?) and Choir (Sara Funtanilla said her voice wasn’t 100 percent, but she could’ve fooled me) for providing music and entertainment along with the Kekaha Senior Center and the Hanapepe Home League.

OK, ‘nuff food (the answer to the dog question? So it wouldn’t be a Hot Dog!), time to go check out the Kauai Christmas Craft Fair (whatever happened to Kauai Handworks?), and don’t forget Sherri Holcomb (she’ll be busy helping renovate rooms), who said there will be a food table at the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club charity craft fair Sunday from 11:30 a.m. (just in time for lunch).

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

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