LIHU‘E — MaBel Fujiuchi of Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity wanted to know who would get the first flush Friday during the blessing celebrating the completion of the Mana Olana Emergency and Transitional Shelter Improvements project at the KEO site in Pua Loke.
The Kauai Museum’s annual Christmas Craft Fair (with food from several community providers), the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai branch’s holiday bash at the Rice Shopping Center, the opening night of the Festival of Lights featuring the Kauai Chorale at the Historic County Building and the annual Rotary Club of Kauai’s Lights on Rice holiday parade were reasons why Lihue bristled with excitement last Friday.
Aida Kawamura was the winner of the Las Vegas trip giveaway, the first person following a list of people who did not respond in the rain-soaked, windy area of the Kukui Grove Center during the shopping center’s launch into the holiday season. Among the rules of the contest, sponsored by Kukui Grove Center, The Garden Island and Midweek newspapers, you had to be present to win.
Stacy Sproat-Beck, Sarah Tochiki and JoAnn Yukimura joined the growing list of women leaders honored over the past 11 years by the YWCA of Kauai through its Na Wahine Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i annual awards event Friday at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club on Kalapaki Beach.