Happy Camper for Monday, April 15, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chef Emily Bucks and volunteers Terry and Sheryl McKee are ready to ladle up some free lunches (up to 300!) Saturday at The Salvation Army Lihue Corps, where sponsors Direct TV (FirstNet built with AT&T) and Storm Stoppers offered free hot lunches with donations to The Salvation Army.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kiana Medeiros (she’s one of the Kauai High School paddling coaches) enjoys some Banana Bread in a Jar at the Monkeypod Jam tent at the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dr. Carl You helps son Benjamin and daughter Ella with their bicycle they won along with Caleb Saiki Fabro, 7, during the Wilcox Health diabetes awareness event Saturday at Wilcox Medical Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shaniah Puulei Kohatsu shows off the bicycle she won during the Wilcox Health diabetes awareness expo Saturday at Wilcox Medical Center, where people were treated to free information, pre-diabetes testing, healthy snacks and more.

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    Jean Tumpap of the March of Dimes Ambassador Family has fun with the Zumba warmup crowd at the Lydgate Park main pavilion.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mike Dandurand flashes a shaka from the stage at the March for Babies walk at the Lydgate Park main pavilion.

Mike Dandurand has been doing DJ duty with the March for Babies for a long time, too long to remember. Kudos to Juno Apalla on hosting a great event where about 200 walkers surpassed the March of Dimes fundraising goal, thrilling Pauline Togawa who flew in from Honolulu for the event.

Welcome back to Kauai, Debbie Chuckas, who manages the Macy’s store at Kukui Grove Center and took off some time to walk the March for Babies before getting back to “take care of Macy’s customers,” and Matson Senior Supervisor Walter Simpson had his hedge against the flu on as he stood in for Patrick Ono, who was helping with the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch food collection.

Morgan Lopez (she was doing the food bank food collection, too!) had her Visitor Industry Charity Walk shirt on because she said she was going to the Charity Walk bowling tournament before hitting the Relay for Life in Hanapepe. Juno Apalla still had enough energy to get to Hanapepe for the Relay For Life, too.

Kudos to Patti Ornellas, Wes Perreira (you would never know he coordinated the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch food collection drive because Michelle Panoke became a grandma).

Hope everyone got their taxes done on time. Today is the federal deadline for filing without penalty.


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


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