Happy Camper for Monday, August 1, 2022

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Patrick Pihana Branco, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat currently held by Kai Kahele, waits in the long flying-saucer line and shows off his Hilo friend’s happi coat he borrowed for the Grove Farm Bon Odori festival Friday in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Keith Amemiya, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, chats in the long line for flying saucers at the Grove Farm Bon Odori festival Friday in Puhi. Amemiya said he waited for two hours to get his morsels from Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Democratic candidate for U.S. House Jill Tokuda and Democrat Sylvia Luke, running for lieutenant governor, in lei, meet at the Grove Farm Bon Odori festival Saturday night, talking with odori dancers before heading to the ring to dance in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Milani Pimentel, Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach host mom, gets help from Michaela Pimentel and Isabella Pimentel in showing exchange student Nicolas Navarro of Brazil the local sights like Ahukini Pier State Recreational Pier Thursday following Navarro’s arrival on Kaua‘i Wednesday night.

Nicolas Navarro just got here Wednesday after a 15-hour flight from Brazil, and starts school today at Waimea High School. Nicolas is the latest Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach exchange student, and is being hosted by Milani Pimentel and family, who took him to check out the beach at Ahukini before he joined the rest of the Rotary Club members in participating at the Koloa Plantation Days parade, where state Rep. James Tokioka was walking with his wagon of water and treats.

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