Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rebecca Lindsey, a 10th-grade student, takes a break from her distance learning from an Alabama high school to greet assignment picker-uppers, Monday at St. Catherine School in Kapa‘a.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala hula dancer Jeslie Pavao readies the Kaua‘i Kookie soup sides in front of the Hanapepe Kaua‘i Kookie bakery and showroom during the SOUPer Sunday event Sunday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala hula dancers Kamalani Gandeza, left, and Hallie Frasco, point the way to the free soup giveaway at Kaua‘i Kookie’s headquarters along Kaumuali‘i Highway in Hanapepe Sunday.

Kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin promised a special treat for this Sunday’s SOUPer Sunday event that returns to the parking area at the Kalaheo Kaua‘i Kookie (Leina‘ala said Ann Hashisaka does a lot of work for this event) bakery and kitchens (check out their Sunday specials, too — we had spaghetti the last time in Kalaheo) starting at 4 p.m.

Kudos, too, to New Hope Lihu‘e Senior Pastor John Cabello — he’s got a special treat for Saturday’s Police, Pastors &Platters event that starts at 9 a.m. at Puakea Golf Course in Lihu‘e. Go early; you don’t want to be like Leona Perez, who ended up with just a part of the platter. John said he checked with Fran Roach, and Puakea Golf Course is still OK for the Saturday morning meal drive-thru. Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck might still be at the check-in station.

What? You missed the Cinco de Mayo specials from Mariachi’s (yes, they have a location at Harbor Mall, too)? Kudos to Josie Cortez and the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a on launching Taste Kokua, where Rotarians were doing free deliveries on orders of $50 or more (Greg Askew sends Candace Boxer out for Ono Pop no-contact deliveries, too) of authentic Mexican cuisine. When’s the next Taste Kokua?

OK, time to go see if Pillare Mukai is at the office for the special pop-up farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula today starting at 3:30 p.m.


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


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