First Strings go out

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kapa‘a High School graduating seniors Leilia Panui and Kaden Baliaris, center, celebrate their new Kala soprano ukulele Friday that were distributed by the Strings of Joy committee, including Pua Olena Ku‘ulei, Mahealani, Maile Bryan, Eli Smart, Jordy Fleming, Sami Live, and Kirk and Tora Smart of Hanalei Strings.

KAPA‘A — “You were supposed to stop her,” said Kirk Smart of Hanalei Strings. “Not encourage her.”