Happy Camper for Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pat Higa of California joins community volunteers in sprucing up Kalena Park in Lihu‘e Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ike Tydingco of Kapa‘a, 8, follows his approach shot to the Wailua Golf Course ninth hole Saturday during the opening round of the Hawai‘i State Junior Golf Association - All Ages - Kaua‘i tournament.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nathan Konishi of Pacific Blue Construction watches as Kalen Konishi pulls up one of the standing seam roof pieces for installation atop the shooting range Kalen is constructing as his combined Capstone and Eagle project at Kaua‘i High School.

Kudos and mahalo to Joe McEvoy and the Hawai‘i Planing Mill Building Supply (they’ve got the green buckets!) for donating $6,000 of standing seam roof pieces to Kalen Konishi’s combined Capstone and Eagle Scout project — a new shooting range for Kaua‘i High School.

Kalen and his dad Nathan Konishi of Pacific Blue Construction were working on installing the roof, keeping an eye peeled for the Kaua‘i High School video crew that was supposed to be getting footage of the May Day Royal Court. Nathan said they would’ve stopped while the video was being done since they also worked on an Eagle project earlier in the day, installing windows at the Holy Cross Church.

Kudos and mahalo to former mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Mayor Derek Kawakami for joining the volunteers working to spruce up Kalena Park in Lihu‘e (the Kaua‘i High School video people wanted to know what was taking place) after they did public service with the Kaua‘i (county) Employees Council picking up opala. Lee and Noreen Steinmetz had the Laukona (they’re going to work on that park, next) Marshallese youth group helping (did the smallest size shirt fit?), and mahalo to Californian Pat Higa, who joined coach Craig Koga in clearing all those spaces for the big pots (Shari Amimoto is the right size to tamp down all that sand), and Dennis Esaki was getting photos of KickAss (They all going come!) Concrete doing color on the concrete spheres. Too bad Mayor Derek had to cut his stop short. Larry Feinstein just told the kitchen people to step up lunch.

Kudos to the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School kindergarten teachers on hosting the HI-5 recycling drive as a lesson for taking care of the ‘aina! Great Earth Day project!


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


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