Kudos to Dr. Addison Bulosan of the Rice Street Business Association, who coordinated with several local companies (Melissa Ragasa of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch was trooping Ho‘olako Street to pre-register all those cars that snaked close to Rice Street, and said even the County of Kaua‘i was a sponsor), including Corteva Agriscience, Electricians, Inc., and the Specific Chiropractic Center, to present the sold-out (Dr. Addison said 500 stalls in a socially-distanced parking format similar to the drive-in movies) event that welcomed 2021 in the cold (forgot how cold the wind can get because we haven’t had sports for almost a year now) winds of Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.
Lexi Jones and Tiffany Sagucio (queens of the social media) were hopping everywhere trying to make sure ‘Oiwi and Zech were ready to launch the evening at the giant fireworks watch party (this must’ve been one of the rare pyrotechnic displays in the state) where part of the proceeds were shared with the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch (yes, Tish Ruiz does more than distribute food, and even Stacy Perreira had to pay to get in). What a great way to end the New Year celebrations.
‘Nuff said. Moving forward. It’s time to check out what’s coming up on the new year!
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.