Happy Camper for Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    County Councilmember Felicia Cowden, from left, Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro, Councilmember Kipukai Kuali‘i, Mayor Derek Kawakami, and Kauai Fire Department Assistant Chief Kilipaki Vaughan wait in the processional with the county’s hookupu (offerings, gifts) during the Royal Order of Kamehameha Prince Kuhio commemorative services Saturday at Prince Kuhio Park in Kukuiula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kimo Perry, left, protects the microphone from his dad Warren Perry, as Chad Schimmelfennig, background, enjoys the antics Saturday during the Royal Order of Kamehameha Prince Kuhio commemorative services at Prince Kuhio Park in Kukuiula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kukuiula Relay For Life team (or part of it) take time for a photo at the Spring Fling Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

Are you ready for spring? Are you ready for Relay (For Life)?

Tammy Pu‘u, her sister Shelley Gerardo and the crew from Kukuiula (mahalo for the help, Darlene Yamase!) are definitely ready, as they came out for the Spring Fling, a plant and vegetable starter sale, Saturday at Kukui Grove Center, where Mike Keale provided some nice wrap-up tunings while Brandon Palacio and the entire Palacio clan enjoyed lunch while watching their ohana work.

Tammy said the theme of this year’s Relay For Life team is spring, and they will have leafy green and other starters (those were definitely good quality material — ever see a curry plant?) and poke bowl offerings at the gathering at the Hanapepe Stadium soccer fields next month. Shelley said they’ll even have a coffee shop that doesn’t close because, last year, the Relay got pretty cold.

Pauline Ibia (nope, she was working the food booth at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation baseball game between Kauai and Kapaa high schools at Vidinha Stadium Saturday!) said she’s ready for the event benefiting the American Cancer Society and coming to life starting Saturday, April 13, and continuing through the morning of Sunday, April 14.

Marion Ogata (is she with the Lihue Hongwanji Mission Dharma Dragons, or with the West Kauai Hongwanji team?) already is pre-selling those bowl holders for those who don’t have pot holders for the micro-waved lunches, scrubbies, and more, and Laraine Moriguchi of the Sign Art Kauai team jumped to second place on the pre-event top teams list with their recent pastele lunch fundraising to celebrate the team’s 10th anniversary.

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

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