Happy Camper for Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cindy Lin (only couple more weeks until summer!) extended the offerings of Lin Farm at The Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mark Bonilla of Jamba Juice donned his banana suit Thursday as he distributed samples of Watermelon Dream (the Orange Dream was great, too!) to the special TGI Keiki Day vendors at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chris Bush, a student helper/volunteer at the Kauai Community College Bookstore, is surrounded by cartons of graduation wear and graduation bears as he checks through one of the book buybacks Wednesday ahead of the college’s graduation, where Bush said he’ll be recipient of several certificates.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hale Opio mom and daughter Val and Keyanna Faford rock out at the photo booth during the Mothers-Daughters Tea at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Lihue.

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    Priti and Trish Tayal have fun with the photo booth at the Mothers-Daughters Tea presented by Hale Opio at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hale Opio mothers and daughters are ready to welcome the community’s mothers and daughters during the Mothers-Daughters Tea at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Lihue.

Kudos to the mother-daughter teams at Hale Opio for coordinating the successful Mothers-Daughters Tea for about 40 of the community’s mothers and daughters! Val Faford of Hale Opio said the goal was to improve communication and build trust between mothers and their children. Another event is planned for Father’s Day.

More Mother’s Day is on tap at Kukui Grove Center, where Mayette Loseto had Mother’s Day lei available during the Thursday Market, and moms take on a “incredible” status Saturday when Kukui Grove hosts a free family movie night. Dinner is where you can find it, and the movie plays on the center’s new screen and sound system.

Mother’s Day is no slouch either, as mom gets treated to Gyspy Swing and Songs from noon, and keiki get to engage in activities celebrating mom, all for free!

Mahalo, Mark Bonilla and Jamba Juice (the Orange Dream was a winner!), who came out with samples of Watermelon Dream for all the vendors of the special TGI Keiki Day issue Thursday at KGC.

Mahalo to the paper-buyers for their help with Parents And Children Together!

Mahalo, too, to all the “celebrity” vendors, including Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, who got excited and took a load over to Safeway, and Sara Miura, who broke away from Deja Vu Surf Hawaii to help push papers (mahalo to Jaime Arriola, Dr. Francis Takahashi, Val Rita — how many copies did she get? and all the customers who preferred the personal touch in getting their daily TGI.

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

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