Happy Camper for Monday, December 17, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Audrey Franco of Waimea High School Project Grad brings the group’s offerings to the street Saturday during the Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Salvation Army kettle monitor Irinia Edrada gets enthusiastic with two bells as the crowds start filling the sidewalks fronting Ishihara Market for the Saturday Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Elsie Bayot of the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital activities section prepares to enjoy lunch with seven of the hospital’s residents Saturday while The Men of the Koi Dynasty perform during the Kauai Shinbuyo Kai recital honoring the late Aiko Nakaya at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Maka Herrod, emcee for the Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair, reacts to a shopper’s comment as the Kapaa Middle School choir and ukulele band takes the county’s mobile stage to entertain at the front parking lot of the former Big Kmart store Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Peyton and Taylor Tagavilla make their choices of projects from the create-a-project section of the Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair provided by The Home Depot at the front parking lot of the former Big Kmart store Saturday.

Kudos to Melissia Sugai, Nalani Brun and the organizers of the Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair that attracted a large crowd (who said there was no parking?) to the front parking lot of the former Big Kmart store. Elsie Bayot of the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital activities section was all over the place, helping at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Christmas party for its residents, escorting seven of the KVMH residents to the Kauai Shinbuyo Kai Japanese dance presentation in honor of Aiko Nakaya at Kukui Grove Center (see, there was activity going on there, too!), and getting up early to set up the tent reserving space for the KVMH residents to view the Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade. When do we rest?

Santa Phil Worwa is getting into the busiest week of the year, starting with the Holly Jolly event where lots of shoppers stopped to get photos of his Santa Jeep before the man in red zipped off to The Shops at Kukuiula for the Keiki Holiday Bash that was one of the fund (food) raisers for the Kauai Independent Food Bank. He gets to visit the Kauai Community Market Saturday before rushing back to the North Pole for the Christmas deliveries. Mary Lardizabal and the Kapaa Middle School choir and ukulele band must’ve copied schedules because they had a similar calendar.

Kudos, too, to Esther Estes, Hua Duncan (Dave said he’s getting a shirt that says “I’m Hua’s husband!”), Dave Walker, Eric Nordmeier and all the bodies that celebrated the annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade!

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

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