Happy Camper for Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Paul Dasalia (he’s grandpa to a New Year’s baby) and Juan Magalenes, behind the foliage, of Hawai‘i Building Maintenance, work on stonework on one of the Kukui Grove Center planters. Originally working on 14 planters, the pair has three more to complete.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Adam and Christine Coyaso (they’re Kaua‘i Coconuts now) get ready to whack coconuts Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Charles Woolfork, one of the emcees for the Center for Spiritual Living telethon fundraiser, watches one of the acts take place in front of television cameras Saturday at CSL in the East Kaua’i Professional Building in Kapa‘a.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Terri Mansfield, in white jacket, talks about Peace Poles during the blessing of the Peace Pole at St. Catherine School in Kapa‘a on Peace Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Travis Aguinaldo of Sign Art wraps up the installation of the Matt McIntosh shark panel near the Keiki Korner play area at Kukui Grove Center.

Kudos to the Center for Spiritual Living ‘ohana on surpassing its $25,000 goal during the CSL telethon (how did Charles Woolfork get fellow emcee Patrick to wear that dress?) fundraiser Saturday, where RoseAnne Jones was taking a break from setting up ART Kaua‘i (it’s set to open today from noon at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center) to man the phones with Sue Wood.

More kudos to Terri Mansfield and the St. Catherine ‘ohana on the blessing of the Peace Pole at St. Catherine School. Terri said Carol Aki came back following the ceremony with 1,000 peace prayers that were added to the more than 300 that were placed by Bernard Carvalho Jr. at the dedication of the Peace Pole that was contributed by Terri and her husband.

Aaron Swink (he gets excited about sharks) of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources will be helping Jean Souza (she’s got limited hours since Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery is still waiting to reopen after being closed by COVID-19), so hurry and pick up those shark learning kits before they run out (starts at 11 a.m.). Kudos to Kukui Grove Center (Dave Sosner was checking out the new, expanded outdoor area near Kalapaki Joe’s) for partnering with Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery on the installation of that very-cool, shark educational panel.

And, if you’re lucky, Nannie Ann Apalla of the Kaua‘i Resilience Project might still have tickets for the Saturday night Kaua‘i Family Movie Night drive-in at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center. Gotta check their social-media page.


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


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