Happy Camper for Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Edie Ignacio Neumiller and Cyndi Ayonon add their magic touch to the community mural presented by the Mo‘olelo Murals girls on Saturday during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market on Kress Street.

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    Nekeya Gusman spins in the golden light, welcoming shoppers to the food arcade Saturday during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market in the parking lot across Hamura Saimin (yep, they had malasadas again).

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jeianna and Chris Iguchi of Lightshadow (they did well at the craft fair presented by the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in August) ventured to the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market for the first time Saturday.

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    Zaylee Desmaraids and Chloe Ayonon celebrate the first anniversary of Beat Athletica (nope, just Kress Street Saturday) during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market.

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    Boba Bros was just one of three bands performing at the Battle of the Bandwagon Bands Saturday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

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    Makayla Tompkins of The Kaua‘i Hemp Company shows off a half tank that is part of the fashion wear joining the CBD line that started with “Full Spectrum Gold” Saturday during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market on Kress Street.

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    The original Uncle Mikey of Uncle Mikey’s Hawaiian Dried Fruit (Malia said he still shows off his 15-year-old laminated copy of his TGI photo!), second from right, is surrounded by his ‘ohana, including Allen Bungcayao, Malia Stewart and Stephanie Stewart, Saturday during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market on Kress Street.

Congratulations to Zaylee Desmarais and Chloe Ayonon on the first anniversary of Beat Athletica that was celebrated on Saturday during the students’ appearance at the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market on Kress Street (kudos to the organizers on another successful showing!).

Chloe’s grandma Cyndi Ayonon got Edie Ignacio Neumiller to engage in adding their mana‘o and paint to the community mural presented by the Mo‘olelo Murals girl artists.

Bree Blake (mahalo for that rose quartz — she said she spent too much at the crystal vendors — and continued success on what Nikki Cristobal describes as her “growth”) didn’t have any Saturday-night plans that kept her away, so was selected to do the outline of the community mural.

Bethany Coma was excited about one of her students’ parents, Jeianna and Chris Iguchi of Lightshadow, being able to make their first appearance at the event that takes place on the second Saturday of the month (yes, there’s plans for the third one in October!). The kiddles had to stay at home this time.

Kudos to another student — Nia Pablo, a freshman at Waimea High School — on being named one of just 26 students across the nation to the Pop Warner Senior Scholars National First Team All American list, announced Casey Agena, the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League scholastic coordinator! And, kudos to Teddy Arroyo and his KPWFL team on presenting the first Kaua‘i Pop Warner League games for 2021 Saturday at Hanapepe Stadium!

OK, time to check out Bikes on Rice Tuesday (Thomas Noyes and Larry Feinstein are hyping up the scavenger hunt based on the one-mile Lihu‘e Loop during the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market).

It’s been more than 18 months since we saw Nekeya Gusman at First Saturday!

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

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