Happy Camper for Sunday, December 1, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chloe Blake said the Kauai Sweet Shoppe’s investment in vintage wrapper paid off as she makes an appearance at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club craft fair Friday, benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. The wrapper wraps the caramel and chocolate morsels, allowing Blake the freedom of appearing at the craft fair and Luau Kalamaku from her Kilohana location.

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    Brandie Aguinaldo, coming home from college in Las Vegas, and Kai Villanueva, home from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, have time to enjoy lunch at the Kapaa Interfaith Association Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church gym.

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    Konn Brun-Hoskins didn’t need a break finishing off plates from the Mark’s Place serving line during the Kapaa Interfaith Association Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday at the All Saints Episcopal Church gym.

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    Mel Gapuz, from left, Yvonne Pascua, Fely Kusaka and Romelyn Diaz, volunteers for the Kapaa Interfaith Association home delivery Thanksgiving luncheon, have a few minutes to spare before the loading starts at the All Saints Episcopal Church and Preschool Thursday.

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    Jay Farias of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital balances Thanksgiving and getting trees ready for the lighting festivities that will take place Monday from 4:30 p.m.

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    Representatives of the Kapaa Interfaith Association get together at the All Saints Episcopal Church and Preschool following the interfaith Thanksgiving service Thursday.

Hats off to Mary Margaret Smith and all the many hands that came together, including Mark Oyama and the volunteer crew from Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering on a great Kapaa Interfaith Association Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday that included an interfaith service at the overflowing All Saints Episcopal Church and Preschool (that’s where the home delivery was taking place, too). The sit-down meal (there were lots of requests for take-out foil wrappers) took place in the church gym.

Jim Jung said he was an Indian last week, and following the service, donned his pilgrim hat as he greeted diners entering the gym, and then switched places to greet diners who were leaving.

Kudos, too, to The Salvation Army Capts. Bill and Cathy Simon, and Capt. Shaun Keoho (Capt. Bill said she’s back!) on hosting Thanksgiving luncheons Wednesday in Lihue and Hanapepe, as well.

Kudos to Tad Miura and his ‘ohana for allowing the Deja Vu volunteers to respect the holiday and come to work Friday morning (early … Sara Miura said she saw people on the mall when she got in at 3 a.m.). Sara said once the Black Friday excitement is over, the crews switched to Small Biz Saturday in time to open Saturday morning. And what about Cyber Monday?

And the full schedule of activities didn’t stop the crowd from enjoying the Waimea tree lighting (Kudos to Penny Young and the West Kauai Business and Professional Association) Friday night that welcomes the holiday season on the Westside.

OK, time to go check out the St. Raphael Church second lights extravaganza.

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

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