Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Congratulations, Chelane Weaver, on being selected as the pa‘u princess representing Kaua‘i when the King Kamehameha Celebration takes place June 10 starting with the King’s Parade at 10 a.m. on Rice Street (watch for the traffic advisories!).
Chelane was at the annual Hula Ho‘ike presented by the Kamanawa Foundation and Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka Alquiza and Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani trying to fundraise for her pa‘u unit that includes Kaytlen Akau, Breeze Pavao, Keone Tango, Kekoa Tango, Rydge Nuesca, and Nancy McMahon (it’s not inexpensive to have a pa‘u unit!), by soliciting donations for a drawing for a quilt created by Teresa Nero. The drawing will take place on June 3. For donations, call Nero at 808-651-5138.
Kumu Hula Troy Lazaro (he said “Mahalo!” La Lei ho‘ike was sold out at 900 seats at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort Lihu‘e) was among the many well-wishers on Friday at the Waimea High School graduation.
There was too much rain to stop at the Hanapepe Friday Art Night, but it didn’t matter, because Sumiko’s and Holly Ka‘iakapu were some of the vendors at the Sunday ho‘ike, along with Morgan Lopez and Pele Jele, who brought along some of the Hapa fish art. Muriah Moises of Lawakua had her lei available, and welcome Da Wonton Shack with Mary, Wes and David (wasn’t he a cook with Dani’s?), who normally are found at the Aloha Market on Thursdays at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens South Shore Visitor Center in Kukui‘ula. On Saturday and Sunday, they’re parked near Discount Variety on Weliweli Road in Koloa.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or email@example.com.