Happy Camper for Monday, March 23, 2020

  • Courtesy of the Royal Order of Kamehameha

    Kimo Perry shares a photo of the ho‘okupu offered by the community and installed, Saturday during a private tribute to Prince Kuhio by the Royal Order of Kamehameha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Take time to enjoy the flowers at Kukui Grove where the food court closed, Saturday on the heels of the mayor’s Emergency Rule No. 3.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Everyone is offered gloves as part of the enhanced sanitary protection when you enter the Anahola Farmers Market that enjoyed its first Saturday meeting on Hokualele Road.

Tepairu Manea said the First Hawaiian Church craft fair in Kapa‘a won’t happen until at least the third Saturday in April… he’s crossing his fingers for changes for the better in this COVID-19 world of rapid changes.

Mayor Derek Kawakami announced Emergency Rule No. 3 even while gloves were being distributed to everyone (even if you were just going to be there for 30 seconds to pay) entering the Anahola Farmers Market (great effort by Aggi Marti-Kini and the Kalalea Farmers Association!), Saturday in the shadow of the Kalalea mountains.

Gordan Bonilla got to check out the market because there’s no Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation baseball or softball, and Christine Coyaso added mochi donuts to their offering of fresh coconuts to the effort that expanded from the market’s usual Sunday meeting, and lasersmith Tim Hand (you should see some of his laserwork) was closing his clothing shop in Kapa‘a due to COVID-19, and still helping with the Anahola market.

Kimo Perry of The Royal Order of Kamehameha sends mahalo to the community for its ho‘okupu offerings that were done throughout the day, Friday, and installed by The Royal Order, Saturday during a private (due to concerns over COVID-19) tribute, Saturday at the Prince Kuhio Park…”We’ll see you, next year,” Perry said, sharing a photo of the Prince with the community via email.

Stay safe, Kaua‘i! Be well!


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


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