Happy Camper for Saturday, September 9, 2023

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Retired librarian David Thorpe greets the first wave of students from Koloa Early Learning School when the school arrived at the library for a field trip on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Double Espresso and Speedy jockey for third place positioning, as a Hawaiian Airlines flight makes its final descent into Lihu‘e Airport during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series, Race No. 2 at Nawiliwili Harbor on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

Happy Retirement to Koloa Public Library librarian David Thorpe (who actually retired on Aug. 31!). David came out of retirement to greet the Koloa Early Learning School entourage of students, teachers and parent chaperones on Friday, when the preschool visited the library on a field trip (the library normally opens at noon on Fridays.) The school used the visit to present Thorpe with a retirement card and lei along with mahalo for all his help through the years.