Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shades of Melinda Morey, background, come alive as an Aloha Dance Studio skeleton performs during Freaky Friday at Kukui Grove Center, where zombies make an appearance this week.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Seth Thomas celebrates with team members Melinda Morey, Schianne Schorr Inman and Caitlin Fregosi on the completion of NirManaFest 2020 Saturday in front of the panel created by the team of Kaplan Bunch and Dave Flores.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The roots of the rainbow are where? Its color pierces the golden skies Monday during a lull between the thunderstorm and showers in Lihu‘e.

Tommy Rita (he got too excited for their Monday morning coffee at the Kukui Grove Center food court…nice conversation about the Patriots) was lucky Eric Rita (he’s waiting for basketball to start up again) was cruising the parking lot and found the keys.

Kudos to Seth Womble (no, he didn’t paint on this project) and his crew of 15 artists (Trysen Kaneshige was able to squeeze in Christian Lardizabal’s Eagle Scout project before starting, too), who completed five murals on five walls (lots of photographers documenting the entire process) around Lihu‘e (even Nannie Apalla of the Kaua‘i Resiliency Project checked out the developing zodiac at WB’s) as part of NirManaFest 2020.

Kudos, too, to Mother Nature, who has been creating explosions of color between the humidity, rain (anyone not experiencing those Monday-afternoon thunderstorms where even the Internet went down?), and sun (yes, there were periods of that, too) over the past week. Hopefully, it’ll clear by Saturday when the moon rises at 6:20 p.m.

OK, time to go check out how all the pumpkins from the Great Pumpkin Giveaway got decorated for the Decorated Pumpkin Contest at the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.


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


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