Many good, loving hands working together to help each other — just in time for Thanksgiving. Novelyn Hinazumi said it all Saturday when Child &Family Service teamed with the General Contractors Association of Hawai‘i (great job getting those 20 Kaua‘i bodies out, Trinette Kaui — yes, coach Wes Kaui was helping Lawton Sugihara and retired Kaua‘i Police Department Acting Chief Mike Contrades with traffic) for the third Festival of Hope for Families distribution at Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Kapa‘a.
Wes Perreira got his Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch (wow! Three — oops, five! — big events in less than a week!) key people (how come Kate Veatch got the day off?) helping Novelyn. See what happens when COVID-19 guidelines keep them away from helping at the RiceGiving drive. Absolutely amazing. Take time out to enjoy the turkey.
Chefs Mark Oyama, Wendy Oyama and Alan Okuhara had the “chef-prepared” food duty ahead of the big Kapa‘a Interfaith Association free feast coming up on Thanksgiving day (the Kapa‘a ‘Ohana Christian Fellowship did their annual Thanksgiving Sunday in the Waipouli Town Center parking lot where the former Foodland was because they couldn’t get the traditional Kapa‘a Beach Park location).
And the crowds came to Puhi Park Produce, where the Puakea Golf Course big tent sale (Coach Todd Ozaki — he’s got a bowling tournament coming up Dec. 1 — said Grove Farm put too much effort in the sale to call it off) joined the weekly Puhi Park Produce (Ferdinand Dosono of Kaua‘i Kim Chee had to go find more meat because of the traffic) in spite of not having the Holly Jolly Kaua‘i Made event.
Amy Chun was wrapping up the final details for the reopening of the Kukui Grove Center Monday Market that takes place today starting at 3 p.m. with the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau, in the parking lot near the old Sports Authority store.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or email@example.com.