Happy Camper for Friday, December 1, 2023

Courtesy of St. Theresa School

St. Theresa School students preschool to second grade and staff express their gratitude to the Kaua‘i Fire Department with special care packages and song. Expressing gratitude to our Kaua‘i community service providers is a tradition at St. Theresa School (STS), said Principal Wendy Castillo. Other academic departments at STS expressed their gratitude to the Kaua‘i Police Department and American Medical Response ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend. “Community outreach is so important in solidifying the values we strive to impart each day at our school,” Castillo said.

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Julie Dioric, of the Lost Girls, a contractor doing holiday installations at Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i, checks the wreath of placement against the backdrop of rain and water gushing off the roof of the resort’s porte cochere on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.

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The Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i valets, including Cliff Mission, Ridge Serraon, Tyson Moises and Nakoa Andrade, are equipped with their Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i raingear to offer “Seven Star Valet Services” during the rain brought on by the Kona low lingering off Kaua‘i on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.

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Amy Christmas, of Hawaiian Palm Baskets, speaks with a shopper at Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.. Hawaiian Palm Baskets, as a member of Kaua‘i Made, is eligible to participate in the annual Holly Jolly event that’s scheduled to take place on Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach in the lu‘au hale.

Stephen Fujii (he’ll be with the bonsai people participating in the Little Pea vendor event at the Kaua‘i Philippines Cultural Center on Saturday) was making good use of the Gather FCU shopping basket on Monday at Pau Hana Market, where shoppers can donate food in exchange for discount coupons (good only at vendors in the Pau Hana Market) to benefit the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i.