Happy Camper for Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

    Timothy Takeshita of Enterprise Holdings, center, delivers sports equipment to all three Boys & Girls Clubs on Kaua‘i, including the Lihu‘e Clubhouse, above. “Timothy mentioned that it was important for the youth to be able to continue to be inspired during this time, and we wholeheartedly agree,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawai‘i Kaua‘i Director of Operations and Development Tina Albao said.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Charli Rude, a kindergartener at Koloa School, moves pieces on “Compartments,” a 2021 ART Kaua‘i piece submitted by her mother Shannon Hiramoto, who was gallery-sitting at the exhibit on Tuesday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. “Compartments” is a rare art piece that invites guests to touch the pieces.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Project Vision Hawai‘i Hi‘ehi‘e mobile shower unit’s Darnell Sugioka-Costales and Allen Huber wait on lunch , Tuesday at The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps. Darnell will be volunteering at the vaccine clinic Saturday when the Marshallese Association hosts its community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Eric Lozar unpacks his shirt that he uses to transport his purchases so he wouldn’t look so stuffed, at the pop-up farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula Wednesday. Lozar earned fourth place at the USA Surfing Championships, prone assist division, in Oceanside, California back in June.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chef Gracie Brooks of Rogue Diningco scored when she found a jackfruit for a cooking job on Wednesday at the pop-up farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

Eric Lozar is getting ready for the Surfing USA ISA Adaptive Surfing Championships coming up in December in Pismo Beach, California, after earning fourth place in the USA Surfing Championships prone assist division in June at Oceanside, California.

Eric was busy shopping (chef Glenn Hayakawa of Haole Girl Island Sweets had pear almond croissants on special) and made sure the Miki Macs honey (Dr. Francis Takahashi and wife Joyce Takahashi got to sample Living Foods when they opened earlier in September at The Shops at Kukui‘ula) wouldn’t fall out of his wheelchair.

Sheila Bradley and Usborne Books and More will be opening the book fair again today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e, with this weekend’s series (they’re open Saturday and Sunday, too) supporting Koloa School. Shannon Hiramoto (daughter Charli Rude still had her Koloa School shirt on while helping her gallery-sit at the 2021 ART Kaua‘i Tuesday exhibit) said they got the memo.

And kudos to Project Vision Hawai‘i’s Hi‘ehi‘e mobile shower on doing a bang-up job (Darnell Sugioka-Costales was so busy at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua she didn’t have time to talk) at all of the stops they’re scheduled for. They’re back at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store today from 2 to 5 p.m.

Also today, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center is back to accept recycling contributions at the Kaua‘i Resource Center near Lihu‘e Airport from 8 a.m.

Cece Kilma and the Marshallese Association of Kaua‘i host a community event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e that will feature help for those applying for the county’s rent and utility assistance program with representatives from the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union, Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i with its COVID-19 vaccines, dental items, updates on the vaccines, as well as a lot of connecting to resources such as meals, hygenic supplies, social services and school supplies.


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


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