Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Special Olympic Kauai athlete Anara Coon has time for a breath between orders of Punalu‘u Sweet Bread during the Special Olympics bowling tournament at Kauai Bowl at Rice Shopping Center Saturday.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Thomas Labanon of CNT Hobbies relishes the comic book collection dropped off by a Kukui Grove Center shopper Saturday during the comic and collectibles swap coordinated by Bubbah’s Toy Box as part of the mall’s Spooktacular Saturdays in October.

Who would think that popcorn (it’s the gourmet kine!) would go with comic books and other collectibles, but Sumiko’s was doing a thriving business Saturday when Kukui Grove Center hosted a Spooktacular Saturday comic and collectibles swap coordinated by Bubbah’s Toy Box…the Cantu family (how is Annette Hashimoto connected with them?) took the opportunity to promote their “Haunted Yard” on Oct. 31 (scares start at dark with Disney villians as the theme, and continue until 10 p.m.), and Thomas Labanon was in seventh heaven when a shopper dropped off a load (he trolleyed the boxes on a skateboard) of comics that contained a chunk of Marvel copies as well as a good chunk of DC comics (did Captain America get to see those?).