Back-to-school backpacks go out quickly

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Koloa School Principal Leila Kobayashi hands a backpack full of school supplies to a parent Saturday during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tiffany and Danika Ferrer check out their bags containing assorted school supplies Saturday while mom Anastacia, right, prepares to get another bag from Karen Ono, seen partially at left, a volunteer from the Kaua‘i Board of Realtors, at the Back to School Bash at the Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A car is directed to the backpack-pickup area Saturday as state Department of Education Kaua‘i Complex Area Superintendent Paul Zina is interviewed by Ron Wiley of KQNG Radio Group, back right, during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Keoni Kelekoma of Bubbah’s Toy Box sanitizes the ball between participants in the basketball hoops contest Saturday during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A member of Kaua‘i’s credit unions and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center get a head start processing people lined up for backpacks of school supplies Saturday during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A representative of Kaua‘i’s credit unions moves to deliver a backpack Saturday during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kukui Grove Center shoppers engage in various games and redeem tickets for books outside the Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union Saturday during the Back to School Bash presented by the credit union and numerous other community sponsors.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Representatives from Kaua‘i’s credit unions bring up backpacks of school supplies to a waiting motorist Saturday during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — Jan and Arabella Dullaga, students at the Kapa‘a Elementary School, guarded their stash of yellow shopping bags Saturday while catching their breath and waiting on lunch at the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center.

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