Happy Camper for Monday, May 31, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Parents and Cub Scouts, and a lone Eagle (congratulations again, Christian Lardizabal!) are ready to start placing the 4,000 flowers they created for graveyards in the Lihu‘e-Kapa‘a area for Memorial Day, with leaders Kathleen Langtad and Mary Lardizabal.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Eagle Scout Christian Lardizabal with family Jaslyn Aquias and Tia Lardizabal (she did a fabulous dance to “God Bless America” Friday!) are ready to fly with flowers for graveyards in the Kapaia-Lihu‘e area for Memorial Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Isaiah Dosono (he’s the president of Kaua‘i Kim Chee!) fires up the new (it’s bigger and lighter!) grill for the Saturday Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Grove Farm Market vendor Mayette Loseto has visitors — congratulations, Yulie, Jay, Joe, Grace and Jake Palenapa of Alabama on the graduation of Jay and Joe from high school! — who got to sample some of her exotic fruit Saturday in Puhi before meeting the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa men’s volleyball team.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Leiomi Francisco and state Rep. Dee Morikawa get a photo with the NCAA National Volleyball Championship trophy won by the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa men’s team (Kaua‘i Community College Chancellor Joseph Daisy got a photo, too!) Saturday that was on display with the UH team Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Moe Hau, Ku‘uipo Hunt and Kannte Haneberg score on the collector’s item — an autographed, corrected sign signed by Makua Morumoto of the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa men’s national champion volleyball team, Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Kaliyah Cummings, Kailee Gorospe and Kyary Cummings (weren’t they in the COVID-19 vaccine line recently?) of Ku‘oko‘a had time to win the Kaua‘i Soccer Association 16 and under championship before visiting the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa men’s volleyball team, the national champions, Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

Mayette Loseto (is she going to have lei for the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific Small Kine ensemble — they play this afternoon at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center?) had visitors Saturday. Aloha, Yulie, Jay, Joe, Grace and Jake Palenapa from Alabama! (didn’t I hear that Palenapa name being called for one of the prizes given away at the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa men’s volleyball national champion meet-and-greet at the Grove Farm Market Saturday in Puhi?).

The family got a taste of mangosteen (Mayette still had some available) and other exotic fruit. Yulie is originally from Kaua‘i, and the ‘ohana was here celebrating Jay and Joe’s graduation from high school!

Ferdinand Dosono (he said Isaiah Dosono is the president of Kaua‘i Kim Chee, he’s just the worker) debutted his new bigger, lighter (!) grill Saturday, where he needed some big fans to waft the aroma of grilling chicken and meat to the crowd visiting the UH volleyball team (congratulations, Warren Haruki and all the Grove Farm ‘ohana on hosting the meet-and-greet celebration!). Those green HPM produce-filled buckets were definitely a score!

Tori Kagawa —yes, it’s volleyball!— was there, although coach Kell Nonaka was busy with the Nonaka Farm (and Bakery) tent for Grove Farm Market shoppers, and Tom Clements came out from the hot Mana weather to check out UH coach Charlie Wade and crew who had the NCAA National Volleyball championship trophy on display, too.

That excitement couldn’t stop Kaua‘i Society of Artists’ Rose Anne Jones and Abigail Boroughs from taking in entries for the Washed Up exhibit that opens Friday (with a reception, Rose Anne said!) at the KSA gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

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

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