Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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    Kapa‘a Public Library security guard Shandrina Garcia opens the barrier for Luna, Daniel, Kilian and Riley Bernal on Monday. The Bernal family made a special trip to the library to demonstrate their support for the new entry requirements as well as the security guard.

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    Kapaa Public Library security guard Shandrina Garcia checks and verifies the proof of vaccine for library patron Lyndia Irion on Monday.

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    Opinder Deol of Shakti prepares to serve up some Indian treats on Monday at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

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    May Park, left, gets a churro delivery from Makana and Manoa Emura of Kaua‘i Churros on Monday during the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

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    September is Suicide Prevention Month, said Deziree Tacub, who was manning the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource Center kiosk Monday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

“We didn’t have things like the Kaua‘i ‘Ohana Resource kiosk before,” said Deziree Tacub’s friend who stopped to visit her while she manned the booth at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Kudos to KGC, Kaua‘i Planning &Action Alliance, Keiki to Career, Kamehameha Schools, Wilcox Medical Center, Hale ‘Opio Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Makerspace for providing that helpful lifeline!

More congratulations in the air as Opinder Deol of Shakti debuted at the Pau Hana Market (yes, Kaua‘i Churros with the Emura ‘ohana is still pumping out those ono morsels — especially when they come hot off the cooker!) with an offering of Indian food that ended up being Bill Spitz’s dinner.

Had to cut the market short because Laurie Ho of the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau coordinated a visit by the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee to teach the farmer vendors how to use the fire-ant traps so they can become part of collecting samples for a better idea of the little fire ant infestation. It was not a good day for Mayette Loseto to be missing in action.

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

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