Kudos to Bruce Baumgartner, Rocky and Dely Sasaki and all those Calvary Chapel hands on having a prayer space for the sold-out Friday Domino’s pizza pickup (er, drive-thru). Virtual is alright, but is not a substitute for the real thing.
The same could be said for Police, Pastors &Platters (nope, no pancakes — Portuguese sausage and eggs for this go-around), where having Tim Mira cranking out the COVID-19 appropriate tunes and lines eased the wait in the line of cars that started even before everything was set up and snaked all the way to past Costco from Puakea Golf Course. Kudos to Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck, New Hope Lihu‘e Senior Pastor John Cabello and all their many hands who came out to help Saturday. Was very nice to be able to work with KPD Sgt. Darla Nonaka (she gets her daily fix at Hanalima Bakery before getting to work), officer Bobby Thompson (nope, no Kaua‘i Police Activities League flag football), and all the other officers, again.
Mahalo Kelvin Moniz, Rizalde Tolentino (even Leona Perez got to bring her ‘ohana through the line) of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank for the nice gallon of milk and box of cereal surprise for the PPP diners, and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack was able to squeeze in volunteering at the eggs-and-sausage breakfast and still make the Puhi Park Produce, where Nana beat a hasty retreat on her birthday after leaving granddaughter Liliana Burley to work at the Ka‘apuni Nursery truck, and Ada Koene got her dose of Vitamin D.