Happy Camper for Sunday, July 7, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    JoAnn Heller and Linda Kelekoma get ready to settle in for the fireworks at the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky Thursday at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai Hospice board Vice President Marynel Valenzuela gets a selfie with performer Shar Carillo following Carillo’s set at the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky Thursday at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ares Rita, Edgar Porter and Jeyvin Ramelb take a break on a bench outside the Hashimoto Nursery set up outside one of two craft tents at the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky Thursday at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lexi Jones of the KQNG Radio Group entices her newfound friend to do a handstand between sets at the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky Thursday at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Grace Lopez shows what she can do because she takes gymnastics during a break at the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields in Lihue Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Becky Komaki, Priscilla Badua, Glenna Agtunong and Elena Engelsman (she’s from Arizona!) work a batch of malasadas (see how big they are?) for the West Kauai Methodist Church at the Kekaha Fourth of July celebration at H.P. Faye Park Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kayla Prigge of Kaumakani and Ayrieanna Emayo of Hanapepe are the Last Two Standing as they check with Bruce Kanoho before taking the stage at the Kekaha Fourth of July celebration at H.P. Faye Park Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    It’s coming! Rodney Sagucio, John Hao-Bergado, Pili Akau and the Shaka Burger crew give a preview of their offering when they open in the Central Pacific Bank parking lot later this week (did they say Thursday?) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kudos to all (!!!) the organizers of the three major Fourth of July celebrations — the Freedom Fest (mahalo, Tom Clements and Sara Sexton, and Mel Rapozo had the right idea — rent a cottage!), the Kekaha Fourth of July celebration (kudos Sam Bustillos, Darryl Kua and company — the West Kauai Methodist culinary offerings — they come to Lihue for the Lights on Rice holiday parade! — are a tradition), and the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky (great job, Tricia Yamashita, who balances between being the acting executive director and the concert event coordinator!).

Randy Yokoyama was busy grilling burgers at the concert, but said he’ll be absent when the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair opens because he has to take his son to college…and how about that great post-concert run, Eden Raquel?

Leona Perez said her body would crack if she tried some of the Grace Lopez antics that the young Cub Scout learned during gymnastics, and how about those handstands and walking-on-hands routine with Lexi Jones (too bad she couldn’t get together with Grace), who had the young people going — just like she did at the Mayor-a-thon (no, Kaleo Carvalho — did you see that gorgeous Fourth creation — was busy dispensing hydration items while waiting on Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, who started his Fourth routine at Kekaha).

And, the Fourth doesn’t end, because Rodney Sagucio, John Hao-Bergado and Pili Akau had the Shaka Burger food truck offering preview sampling of aloha for when they plan on opening the burger food truck later this week (did they say Thursday?) at the Central Pacific Bank parking lot.

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

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  1. Janice Bond July 10, 2019 6:41 pm Reply

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