Happy Camper for Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    John Baxter and Rebecca Carnate of the East Kaua‘i Lions Club show off their homemade rubbish-pickers during the Adopt A Highway cleanup of the Veterans Memorial Highway fronting Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bill Brynner at 95 years young adds his power to the Sunset Swing Band (don’t move the tables in the Kukui Grove Center food court in Lihu‘e), said Ray Domingo during the band’s Aloha Friday performance.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mo‘olelo Murals artist Bethany Coma matches the paint to artist Bree Blake’s eye that is on the big slice of pizza on Kress Street in Lihu‘e during the Aloha Friday event.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bill Souza and Jacee Perreira man the Toys For Tots collection table (a Salvation Army Red Kettle would be nice, too!) during the Saturday Grove Farm Market in Puhi. Souza said they’ve got two more appearances, including the final day on Dec. 4 when the market brings in the crafters.

Wouldn’t it be nice?

A Salvation Army Red Kettle at one, maybe two of the vendors at the Grove Farm Market (Sharyl Lam Yuen was showing the ropes to Marlene Duarte, who was experiencing her first market with Grove Farm!) would make a good pairing with the Toys For Tots (Bill Souza and Jacee Perreira are building up that stockpile) collection tent.

Hmm, anyone got time for a few hours of bell-ringing?

How do you do a box on a pizza? Bethany Coma (hers was among one of the first cars to use that new Kaumuali‘i Highway bridge over the Hanapepe River!) was trying to figure that out Friday during the Aloha Friday Project on Kress Street in Lihu‘e that was virtual live when the Mo‘olelo Murals artists were doing projects based on what was coming in on social media. An eye on the pizza? No, that was Bree Blake’s “Me!” suggestion. Lexi Jones took up all the keiki suggestions from the last Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market. I was there, too!

Ray Domingo (don’t move the tables around in the Kukui Grove Center food court — they’re where they are for social distancing!) and the Sunset Swing Band debuted on the new stage (still waiting on the Christmas trees).

Lea Nuesca has upgraded her offerings (don’t worry, she’ll be part of Small Business Saturday with Tiffany Dick and the Aloha Dance Studio experience!).

Kudos to Angel Acorda and the East Kaua‘i Lions Club (yes, even Steve Fujii made it out with Harvey Kinoshita and Roy Nishida) on doing the Adopt A Highway roadside cleanup (don’t ask Lions John Baxter and Rebecca Carnate what they found) on the Veterans Memorial Highway near Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.

There’s still lots of time left for Lion Janice Bond’s Meet Rebecca Like (don’t forget to vote. The ballots are already here and the collection boxes go up today) event. Are Rebecca and fellow prosecuting attorney candidate Shaylene Iseri going to be on a KCCR radio show soon?


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


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