Happy Camper for Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The partial lunar eclipse is seen at its deepest point in the Earth’s shadow Thursday night above Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Makana Kamibayashi, Melody Lopez and Billie-Kay Yokoyama of the Kaua‘i Community Alliance greet clients at the Project Connect gathering Thursday at The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps on Hardy Street.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    June Munoz of Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i, right, introduces her newest case worker, Tiana Akau, during the Project Connect event at The Salvation Army Lihu‘e Corps Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Boys & Girls Club Lihu‘e member Jaynie Kakutani helps Rylee Fu with his family’s meal Friday during the meal distribution at the Lihu‘e Clubhouse.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mo‘olelo Murals artist Bethany Coma gets photographed against one of the Kress Street creations during the Aloha Friday event. It is amazing how many visitors stroll by to hear the musician and watch the artists ply their trade on the way to Hamura Saimin.

Kudos to Melody Lopez of the Kaua‘i Community Alliance for chairing this year’s Project Connect that provided people with housing insecurity a wealth of resources and services for getting on more-secure footing.

Kudos, too, to The Salvation Army’s Capt. Shawn Keoho, for taking care of the hot-meal check-in table with Michaila Duncil while Aviana Cabab did the mobile duties to get the volunteers fed.

Grace Meek of Project Vision Hawai‘i came to help Darnell Sugioka Costales (she couldn’t do the Saturday Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i vaccine clinic because the Hi‘ehi‘e mobile shower was at the ‘Ohana Christian Fellowship event at the Waipouli Town Center) and Allen Huber with vision screening in addition to the Hi‘ehi‘e mobile showers.

Kudos to Pastor Darryl and Elizabeth Kua of the Westside Christian Center Assembly of God for coordinating to put together that Thanksgiving food distribution out in Kekaha, and mahalo to that North Shore group of ‘ohana for providing meals for 150 families of Boys &Girls Club of Hawai‘i members from all three of the Kaua‘i sites.

Capt. Shawn is not done yet, because Wednesday is the annual community luncheon (drive-by and walk-up pickup only) at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

There is still the ongoing Toys For Tots campaign, where people can drop off their new, unused toys at any of the Kaua‘i fire stations, or on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center with Capt. Rod Green of the U.S. Marine Corps League.

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

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