Saturday was a day for foot bling, as Zonta Club of Kaua‘i members Cyndi Ayonon, Rebecca Carnate (she was even helping East Kaua‘i Lions Club prexy Janice Bond and John Baxter with sales of the Mama Lucy’s plate-lunch tickets!) and Edie Ignacio Neumiller made a day out of visiting the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show — World Ocean Day is Tuesday! — where Wynde Thomas was supposed to have a piece on exhibit.
Janice got caught in the traffic modifications for the Kaua‘i Pride Parade (kudos to the YWCA of Kaua‘i, which collaborated with the Rice Street Business Association!), but that traffic never stopped Chucky Boy Chock and Billy and Luella Lemn (she had the food!) from installing the bronze statues of Kaua‘i’s last king, King Kaumuali‘i, and Queen Deborah Kapule, that finally arrived on island in the midst of the pandemic-created slowdowns and uncertainties.
Chucky Boy said all the protocols for the statues have already been done — they just needed to get the bronze statues installed!
And, not only the statue installation — Kaua‘i Museum has a special exhibit ready to open for the Kamehameha Day observance — nope, no parade, no ho‘olaule‘a or large gathering events to stay within the COVID-19 guidelines.
Nope, even the Triple K Strongman Athletics 9-on-9 (that’s a Teddy Arroyo term) football gets a break this week before coming back for a final hurrah next Friday night under the lights at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or email@example.com.