Happy Camper for Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Recipients of the Garden Island Federal Credit Union’s 10th annual Scholarship awards, from left Braelyn Cayaban of Waimea High School, Jeslie Ann Pavao of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama and Leonila Fulgencio of Kaua‘i High School, pick up their awards including checks, at the GIFCU Koloa branch Friday.

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    Billy Lemn buffs out the statues of King Kaumuali‘i and Queen Deborah Kapule Saturday following the installation of the life-sized bronze statues at the entrance to the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Billy Lemn buffs out the statues of King Kaumuali‘i and Queen Deborah Kapule Saturday following the installation of the two life-sized bronze statues at the entrance to the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Foot bling was the order of the day Saturday, when there were a lot of steps to be taken from the Kaua‘i Pride Parade to cruising the farmers’ markets and malls.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Zonta Club of Kaua‘i members from left Cyndi Ayonon, Rebecca Carnate and Edie Ignacio Neumiller (she said Zonta needs to be visible in the community) are on the way to the Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show to check out Wynde Thomas’ entry at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jarrin Shigemura of Spectrum gets a visit from the Baby Shark Saturday while giving away the keiki-beach-outing packages at the Keiki Korner play area (just 12 keiki at a time, please) at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nannie Ann Apalla, Kehau Regidor and all those Kaua‘i High School girls who play volleyball support the Resiliency Project during the Kaua‘i Pride Parade along Rice Street in Lihu‘e Saturday.

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.

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

1 Comments
  1. Mailman Mike June 7, 2021 2:40 pm Reply

    Very nice addition to the Kauai Museum. I love that building. When I went by on the Kauai Bus, I thought they were stealing it. ha ha


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