Happy Camper for Friday, May 28, 2021
Plesiosaurus is an ocean dinosaur (Xyler Raquel —he goes to King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School — said only land animals are “dinosaurs”), said Tamatoa Lloyd, who was working on a distance-learning exercise Wednesday at the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union Kilauea branch at the Ahuimanu Shopping Center.
Ivory Lloyd (Tamatoa is her son who does papamala‘o, that’s kindergarten, at the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Puhi) and Chantal Zarbaugh were sharing the Keiki Corner to process paperwork for Paycheck Protection Program grant applications while Chelsea Abbott (she said she loved the drive to Kilauea because she lives on the South Shore) and her crew of intake officers processed walk-in clients (there were a lot who didn’t have prior appointments!) for the rental and assistance program during the in-person assistance day (there’s another one Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Civic Center’s Pi‘ikoi Building). Chelsea said she’s going to have to miss seeing coach Charlie Wade and the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa national champion men’s volleyball team at the park next to Grove Farm headquarters in Puhi (they’re there from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday) because she’ll be working.
Chantal said KGEFCU associates having been taking advantage of the company’s allowing school-aged youth to come to work and do their distance learning with their parents, and Tamatoa loves the experience because of all the attention he gets from the aunties between customers.
Kudos to Katie Parkinson and all those inline hockey adults for allowing keiki and youth from 9 years old to use the inline skating rink at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a ahead of the Wednesday pickup games.
The U.S. Air Force musical group Small Kine is at Kukui Grove Center at 6 p.m. today!