Happy Camper for Monday, December 16, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Dolores Gourley (she’s an Ocean Count volunteer!) and Elyse Litvack (she was MIA at the Kauai RSVP recognition lunch, Friday) talk about the USBorne Book sale that will move to the Kukui Grove Center, Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band was surprised when Mayor Derek Kawakami and his crew from the Office of Economic Development (especially the Kauai Made people) showed up for a photo, Saturday during the Holly Jolly holiday fair.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    You could never tell Siante Auwae of the Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band was worrying about motion sickness while performing on the county’s mobile stage Saturday at the Holly Jolly holiday fair at the former Kmart parking lot.

Tara Arume-Nitta said for sure next year she’s going to have some of her Japanese items, including those koi nobori, at the Holly Jolly holiday fair where Santa in Paradise had a hard time breaking away from the endless stream of Keiki wanting to visit with the North Pole resident.

Santa finally made it to the Kauai Coffee Open House where more Keiki swarmed the Christmas icon. He had to make his great escape for Part 2 of the Holly Jolly event coordinated by Mayor Derek Kawakami, Robbie Melton of the Office of Economic Development and all the crew — especially the Kauai Made program.

Stephen and Sylvia Fujii came to check out the festivities (he missed those Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band kids who had to get to the Veterans Christmas Party) after the Kauai Community Market (Elvrine Chow was hoping Jen Ortal would save her at least one of those coconut malasadas).

Eddie and Sonia Topenio, like The Camper, went to the Holly Jolly first. It took a long time to get through because there were more than 40 vendors, and a long list of entertainers. Frank Cruz and Cruz Control (had the right idea perform early so can enjoy the grinds) were introduced by Maka Herrod (and he thought he had a rough night), and who lost their family?


Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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