Mahalo, Hawai‘i National Guard, for all your efforts at keeping Kaua‘i safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes, Chris Machorek and his Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort in Waipouli (Jaye Gayagas Youn said “We never close”), we agree. And, the cookies by chef Lucas Sauter and his culinary team were outstanding.
Mahalo, too, to Keiko Napier, for all the contributions to the Zonta Christmas Fund, Toys For Tots and more. Keiko had time to break away from Sunday brunch at her Japanese Grandma restaurant in Hanapepe to present her contribution to Cyndi Ayonon (she said the Beat Athletica pop-up Saturday was a blast) and Edie Ignacio Neumiller to launch the matching funds up to $5,000 from an anonymous donor. You can double your contribution through Christmas. Just call Cyndi.
Kudos to Roy Nishida (the East Kaua‘i Lions Club contributed $650 to Toys For Tots and $350 to the type 1 diabetes cause), who was among the Lions (Memory Robinson said her offices in the former Dr. Kanna space in Waimea is decorated for Christmas, too) showing up Monday to help prepare for the Mahalo Kaua‘i food distribution.
There are just two days left before Christmas. Are you excited yet?
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or email@example.com.