Happy Camper for Friday, April 10, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Essential state Department of Health employees get a 15-minute outing in the sun to plant the symbolic Prevent Child Abuse pinwheels Wednesday afternoon so the Girl Scouts can be safe at home. April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Getting used to seeing the honeybees (they were late Wednesday) visiting the yellow bells for nectar collection.

Kudos to the state Department of Health Family Health Services Program’s Dave Sharma and his essential DOH ‘ohana for keeping the tradition of pinwheel planting so the Girl Scouts could be safe at home. The blue pinwheels are symbolic of April as National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Mahalo to Todd Burns of PS&D for his contribution of at least 10,000 face masks to all of Kaua‘i’s hospitals, care centers, and even the ambulances. Todd didn’t stop there, though, considering the menu at the Kaua‘i Beer Company for take-out lunch for his ‘ohana while getting some sanitizers for the shop.

Kudos to Mark Oyama and his ‘ohana at Mark’s Place (they’re open until 8 p.m.) for the Kupuna Meals program that takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays (the baked chicken with stuffing, gravy, rice and more was yesterday) from 9 to 10 a.m. Check the menu at marksplacekauai.com and call ahead, 245-2522, for better service. Mahalo to Sandy Poenhelt for getting lunch for Cynthia Chiang following her deliveries, and mahalo to the angel for paying it forward so one of the kupuna was pleasantly surprised when picking up the Kupuna Meals order.

Stay safe, and well, Kaua‘i — Happy Easter!


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


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