Happy Camper for Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The county Department of Water’s Christine Erorita, front second from left, a cancer survivor, is surrounded by her co-workers, including front from left Edie Ignacio Neumiller, Gina Gudoy and Terrilyn Amorin, and in back from left Amy Kiyotsuka, Krist’l Castillo-Gray, MJ Akuna, Analyn Flores, Marcelino Soliz, Marites Yano and Ferdinand Mariano in wearing pink Friday in support of Erorita and October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Eric Lazar shows off one of his four rides that earned him a title in the Virtual Adaptive Surfing Championships, Friday at Kukui Grove Center. Lazar was surfing off the cloud line outside St. Theresa Church in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Combined classes of Aloha Dance Studio get ready to perform Friday during the first Freaky Friday at Kukui Grove Center. Freaky Fridays continue the next two Fridays, from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tina Nash, the “Wahine Weenie,” loads up a shrimp wrap with grilled shrimp cilantro and a bed of vegetables featuring a homemade cilantro, lime and aioli sauce in her downtown Kapa‘a shop.

Congratulations to Eric Lazar, who won a championship in the Virtual Adaptive Surfing Championships that originated from South Africa. Lazar said with the Kaua‘i Ocean Recreation Experience closed because of the COVID-19, he entered the contest that attracted contestants from South Africa, Australia, England and the United States with four rides made at the cloudline across from St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. He also entered the Accessurf Online Adaptive Surf (he finished seventh, last year) Photo Contest, and is still waiting to hear the results.

Eric was cruising outside Jamba Juice Friday at Kukui Grove Center when Tiffany Dick and her combined classes from Aloha Dance Studio opened the first of three Freaky Fridays near the Keiki Korner (it’s still closed) play area. Tiffany said Friday’s theme was centered around Disney characters, next week is “Ghostbusters,” and the Oct. 30 event will feature the zombies of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

There’s still time to get a deal on the new Papalani Gelato’s butterbeer flavor during the Harry Potter weekend that ends at 6 p.m. today at the Poipu Shopping Village. Can always have dinner at Pietro’s.

Kudos to the Department of Water (Jonell Kaohelauli‘i was working remotely), which has been doing the dress-in-pink thing on Fridays in support of one of their associates as well as marking October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kudos to Edie Ignacio Neumiller of the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women for sparking the idea.

Sunday is also the last day (they close Monday) for the opening celebration from Udi Gal and Jo Lesoine of the Big Blue Kaua‘i Local (is the Weenie Wahine open?) from 11 a.m. in Kapa‘a.

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

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