Happy Camper for Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Stacie Chiba Miguel of The Shops at Kukuiula, left, and Elise Litvack of Kumu’s Cupboard reflect on how good Moms Night Out is (yes, they had dads, too) benefiting Kumu’s Cupboard.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sharron Weber of Tire Warehouse (they’ve got their big anniversary coming up soon!) said the flamingos do light up at night, when there’s no construction happening on Rice Street, which she says is perfect for “the place between work and home.”

Yes, the purple flamingos light up, said Sharron Weber of Tire Warehouse (watch for their big anniversary soon!) of the birds (remember when talk was about New Zealand cows?) fronting the Rice Street construction at “the place between work and home.”

Larry Feinstein (it was a pleasure to even see Jim Guerber) did a great job making sure all the food (were they pupu?) was in place when Dr. Dave Barth (he loves the chicken mural — did Seth Womble do that, too?) joined Bev Brody in collecting thoughts on the revitalization of Kalena Park (Lori Koga and the pickle ball people do a great job balancing between the big and little balls), and the big tent was serving park users long after the meeting that started in the Seth Womble-decorated wave.

Kudos to Morgan Lopez, Chip Bahouth, Jacob Vogelgesang and all the Visitor Industry Charity Walk Committee on getting the proceeds of our Kauai walk into the hands of the 60 nonprofit groups! And more mahalo to Paul Toner (even got a glimpse of chefs Guy Higa and Rey Montemayor) for the breakfast spread (Kelvin Moniz said the smoothie was a winner).

Kelvin was one of those who took in Moms Night Out at The Shops at Kukuiula (too bad it was the same night as the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital bon dance) that benefited Kumu’s Cupboard…kudos to Stacie Chiba Miguel and Pillare Mukai on another great event.

OK, time to go check out the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair (Laurie Ho was trying to figure out what was happening between Kalena Park and the purple flamingoes) that continues through Sunday night at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

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

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