Happy Camper for Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Jaylee Simpliciano, Sophie Siliado, and Cairee Barba are a picture of the holidays as they pose near a Kauai Coffee sign, Saturday during the Kauai Coffee annual open house.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Pamai Cano and Darci Haustveit show off the special Kauai Coffee blend and roast that benefited the Kauai Hospice during the Kauai Coffee annual open house.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    No Darla Domingo Dash here as Kauai Coffee’s Darla Domingo and Susan Gray enjoy a quiet moment under the plumeria tree, Saturday during the Kauai Coffee annual open house.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Robyn Acob, home from college for the holidays, checks on voting in the Ugly Sweater contest that was part of the Kauai Coffee annual open house, Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kamana‘o and Hawea Dickinson of the Punana Leo school show off one of the wreaths they had available, Saturday at the Kauai Community Market where the group of keiki even did a special holiday presentation.

There was no shortage of Christmas wreaths when the Punana Leo school visited the Kauai Community Market (nope, no Sustainable Boost pancake mix this week) for a special group holiday presentation and wreath sales as a fundraiser for the Puhi school. Melissa McFerrin Warrack even had them bring the wreaths to in front of Santa’s House after the market. This week, Steve Nakata and his group of Kauai Community College culinary arts visit the market for a demonstration featuring ulu and Kauai Shrimp.

Steve had his students doing a demonstration at the Kauai Coffee open house (was this as busy as the Holly Jolly, Santa?) where people were having fun with the Ugly Sweater contest, and Ann Hashisaka (she might bring the bigger gingerbread cookies to the Kalaheo shop, too) was keeping an eye on the gingerbread cookies that were swooped up by the keiki. Fred Cowell met a visitor from Europe who got to try the drone on a flight over the visitor center fields, and there was a special blend and roast available with all sales from the open house going to benefit Kauai Hospice. Kudos to Fred, Darla Domingo, Susan Gray, and all those Kauai Coffee ‘ohana on another successful open house (the Coconut Marketplace shop had theirs earlier).

OK, now to figure out — do I want to go to KIF soccer (Kapaa travels to Hanapepe, Island School is at Vidinha), or do we check out KIF girls basketball where Waimea is at the Bernice Hundley Gym against the Lady Warriors…or, do we do the Isle Hoops basketball Holiday Classic?

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