Happy Camper for Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jacinda Swan of the Child & Family Service Head Start program has fun with the soap bubbles in the Lokahi Kit Saturday during the second CFS Festival of Hope for Families distribution in the Vidinha Stadium parking lot in Lihu‘e. Head Start gets ready to accept students (3 to 5 years old) at its four locations — Kapa‘a, Lihu‘e, Koloa, and Kekaha — starting Friday, Aug. 21.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ferdinand Dosono of Kaua‘i Kim Chee said the secret is in the flame Saturday after selling out his roast pork offering early at the Puhi Park Produce in the park adjacent to Grove Farm headquarters.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Usa Meephol, left, takes a break from the really hot sun with some Ono Pops from Candace Boxer Saturday during the Puhi Park Produce in the park adjacent to the Grove Farm office.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “It’s from Kapa‘a,” said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura as she prepares to hand out produce bags Saturday at the Child & Family Service Festival of Hope for Families in the Vidinha Stadium parking lot in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    What’s a bee tour? Jakki Nelson at the Kaua‘i Nectar table has the answer and a lot of product, including new butters, Saturday during the Puhi Park Produce at the park next to Grove Farm headquarters.

What is a bee tour? Jakki Nelson has the answer (and some flavored spreadable honey) at the Kaua‘i Nectar table during the Saturday edition of Puhi Park Produce (nice to see Warren Haruki and coach Todd Ozaki again), where Bev Pang came for an encore of the un choi (Ferdinand Dosono of Kaua‘i Kim Chee said the roast pork sold out early), but did she find any ginger?

Ferdinand was going crazy, forgetting which stove to tend, and running out of rice. It must’ve been the heat (it was so hot, Greg Askew took the day off and sent Candace Boxer to mind the Ono Pops tent), and Ursa Swift was waiting for someone to get the last load of sourdough so she could pack up. Nah, it’s hotter in Hanapepe, Ursa.

Kudos to Novelyn Hinazumi and her Child &Family Service ‘ohana (there’s a lot of them) on another successful Festival of Hope for Families. Wes Perreira of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch didn’t have to worry about the Virtual Food Drive Day. He was packing and distributing food with Leroy Remigio (is he going to check on the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust distribution Tuesday?) and Andrew Panoke (remember him with the refrigerator during the food-pantry installation at Kekaha School?).

And Aaron Swink of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources could’ve used Jean Souza’s help (she would’ve loved this event) in getting out some of those Lokahi Kits (those traffic-control monitors know how to have fun with those soap bubbles). It was hot at Vidinha Stadium, too. Grove Farm employee and County Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro had to change gloves how many times? And state Rep. Nadine Nakamura was really good about sanitizing after every produce package handoff.

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

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