Happy Camper for Friday, July 12, 2019

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

She’s back! After missing several Thursday Markets, Vanessa Louis (she’s also coordinating the Koloa Plantation Days crafters) peers from between her racks of Mermaid Kissed Kauai pieces at Kukui Grove Center.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Vanessa Louis, left, talks about her Mermaid Kissed Kauai jewelry during the Thursday Market at Kukui Grove Center.

Bon dances resume after a week’s rest to celebrate Independence Day. This week’s event moves to the Kapaa Jodo Mission (does that mean that Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital will have some of their residents present since it’s just down the hill, and has Mike Teruya returned from his European trip?) where the Rev. Kosen Ishikawa will be presiding over the short bon service acknowledging our ancestors.