Happy Camper for Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Pat Moura, Bev Muraoka and Marilyn Matsumoto perform for kupuna Friday during the drive-thru Valentine’s Day food distribution hosted by the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation at the Lihu’e Neighborhood Center.

  • Wanda Shibata / Contributed photo

    From left, the Chinese Sistahs, aka Bernie Sakoda, Cathy Miyake, Sharon Sahara and Wanda Shibata, enjoy Chinese New Year with the Year of the Ox bling, including special Chinese New Year face masks, at Chez Shibata.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tese Lugo shows off the Spam and Vienna sausage valentines that are popular this year, Friday during the Local Lovin’ II pop-up at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

Coach Orlando Anaya was getting huhu because he thought everyone forgot about Kung Hee Fat Choi.

No, we don’t need KK Kaumanua for tell us, because The Chinese Sistahs, aka Bernie Sakoda, Cathy Miyake, Sharon Sahara and Wanda Shibata — went full-on with the Chinese food, Year of the Ox bling, and good fun (Chinese exercises?) at Chez Shibata, also known as Wanda’s house, because the firecrackers and Chinese lion were sold out at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (kudos Stacie Chiba-Miguel and Pillare Mukai, who did a great job coming up with the red buckets to collect lai see. The Chinese lion could not be touched because of COVID-19 rules.)

Elaine Leung took a break from Friday Night Facials at the Beauty Boardroom at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e to celebrate with family at Wong’s restaurant in Hanapepe (she said before COVID-19, she would be in California for the celebration).

Kudos to Mayor Derek Kawakami (nope, he added ‘Kung Hee Fat Choi’ to his greetings), the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Na Kupuna Council, Lisa Johnston and Super Duper II (one of the rare times you’ll see that ice cream truck east of the Waimea River bridge), and the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch (Tish Ruiz even wore red for the occasion) on treating the more than 200 kupuna in the Kaua‘i Senior Center program to a drive-thru Valentine’s Day food distribution that lasted the entire week.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Kaua‘i. Time to check out Josie Cortez and the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a (is the COVID-19 going to loosen up enough to allow the Taste of Hawai‘i?), who is working on upgrading the basketball court at the Boys &Girls Club Kapa‘a Clubhouse!

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