Lenny Rapozo is the luna for Da Ditch Gang (yep, even Kelson got his chance to clean ditch, too) that is still around and helped the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League cut Spam and hot dogs (Teddy Arroyo said even Kaua‘i High School football coach Jason Apilado and his crew came to help) for the big bento distribution (kudos to all the KPWFL ‘ohana on a great, ono event) over the weekend, where the flavor of the preparation got to have seeped into the bentos.
Of course, the Pop Warner Wescon (former Western Commissioner Mel Rapozo was helping, too) Regional Volunteers of the Year — Ginny Agena and Teddy — were there with sleeves rolled up, and pleasantly surprised when Coach Dick Ueoka (nope, no Waimea Alumni and Friends Foundation golf tournament or lu‘au this year) wearing the “wrong color (there was no right color).” Ueoka is one of the founders of Pop Warner football on Kaua‘i, and is waiting for a window to meet Kaua‘i legend Ron Wiley (I believe he already met Dickie Chang in person).
Kudos to Kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin, Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala (hard to recognize everyone with all those face masks on), and Ann Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie for taking up the suggestion of Soup Elves Laura Kawamura and Faith Soto (did the Kaua‘i Coffee Visitor Center open yet?) on serving up somen for the group’s final SOUPER (er, Somen) Sunday in Hanapepe, where Randy Francisco (yep, he visited the KPWFL bento distribution, too) is getting ready for the Japanese Grandma’s meal distribution for the Waimea High School graduates.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.