Happy Camper for Sunday, April 14, 2019

What a novel idea! Kudos to Hale Opio on coordinating the youth health fair (Val Saiki had to pack up early since she was participating in the Wilcox Health diabetes expo Saturday) and talent show Friday night at Kukui Grove Center, where Kauai High School golf coach Alton Amimoto was having dinner with mom at Sone’s.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 12, 2019

Talk about a full plate. Wes Perreira is not only leading the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch food collection day, he moves right over to Hanapepe as the event lead for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Saturday!

Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mahalo to the Kauai Buddhist Council on a great Hanamatsuri (celebrating births is a pretty universal practice, and did you realize the familiar “Happy Birthday” makes a good meditation piece?) service Sunday.

Happy Camper for Monday, April 8, 2019

Saturday was not just the 17th annual Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools Parent and Child Fair. It was Jeannie Odo Day (well deserved!!!) as proclaimed by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami (he said Odo was his first boss when he reached age to start working for pay) at Kukui Grove Center (congratulations to Buddah’s Toy Box on your blessing!).

Happy Camper for Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kudos to Kalaheo School’s Annalisa Rivera for coordinating a successful Beach Day at Puolo Point, Salt Pond Beach Park (great job coordinating all those professionals, Jean Souza and Malia Nobrega-Olivera!).

Happy Camper for Friday, April 5, 2019

Avery Ortal of Boy Scout Troop 334, sponsored by Holy Cross Church, took advantage of the weekly Kauai Culinary Market (the Soup Girls — they said the Soup Lady is retired — had corn chowder, Ron Wood) to sell his Makahiki tickets (Boy Scout Simon Oyama sold all his during the Flavors of Kukuiula benefiting the Charity Walk at The Shops at Kukuiula!) for the event that takes place Saturday next to the Garden Fair at Kauai Community College.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Happy anniversary to Coach Z (his name plate just says “Z”), Denise, Sydney, Kainoa (Spam musubi?), and Chloe Zumwalt, and the Flip Flop Shop at the Kukui Grove Center on making one year since opening their doors!

Happy Camper for Monday, April 1, 2019

Lily Flynn said her family had just dropped off Moriyama students Manaka Sanai and Chinatsu Kobayashi at the airport before joining other Kauai Sailing Association members Friday during the Flavors of Kukuiula (it’s a pau-hana party!) that helped the Kauai Visitor Industry Charity Walk raise funds towards the 2019 goal of $410,000 in honor of the 41st anniversary of the charity walk.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 29, 2019

Mahalo to Janice Akiyama (and Chef Jason Sunada of Kokoro!), the good folks at FM97, and KQNG Radio Group (when is Ron Wiley’s anniversary?), the readers, and everybody who kept the Happy Camper’s birthday a secret!