Happy Camper for Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tiffany Sagucio, the reigning Miss Kaua‘i Filipina and a journalism/communication major at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, learns a lot more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday during the event hosted by the Democratic Party at the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Do you see the bird in this “Koa‘e‘kea’ ART Kaua‘i piece created by Moana McReynolds, right, who was gallery-sitting Friday evening at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

Tiffany Sagucio, the reigning Miss Kaua‘i Filipina, and a journalism/communications major at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is getting a lot of hands-on learning while home because of distance learning. Tiffany got a job in her field of study through the Rise to Work program (there are a lot of other good people working because of this program, too), and was doing hands-on work with Chyenne Beach and volunteering Thursday when the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch hosted its pop-up Kokua No Ka ‘Ohana food distribution at Hanapepe Stadium.

Friday, Tiffany was interviewing people (sorry, stopped at the Trump sign-waving before the Ruth Bader Ginsburg event hosted by the Democratic Party — kudos to Mina Morita for spearheading the effort!) ahead of the RBG tributes and remembrances where Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar, winning his office at the primary election because he ran unopposed and garnered the eligible number of votes in an uncontested race, joined Mina in wearing the Democratic contenders for the presidency shirts.

Kudos to Lee Remigio, Michelle Panoke, Chyenne, and all those Nourish ‘Ohana-shirted volunteers on a great pop-up food distribution in Hanapepe. The effort on the Westside was met with Kelvin Moniz, the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank executive director (Zonta Club of Kaua‘i went out to the North Shore with Cyndi Ayonon, and Wynde Thomas was taking care of the Spirit plaque, Edie Ignacio Neumiller) distributing food to the employees of the Westin Princeville and other properties.

It’s too bad the county Department of Water is working remotely so we can’t show the pink they wear on Friday in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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

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