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Happy Camper for Friday, November 3, 2023

It’s three days past Halloween, and for those who are getting tired of looking at the trick-or-treating overload, or eliminating some of the fuel from the sugar rushes, the Kalaheo Dental Group is extending its popular Halloween Candy Buyback by having a booth and weigh-in station at the Kaua‘i Veterans Celebration (2023 Miss Kaua‘i Veteran Mya Quarles will be there!) on Saturday at the lawn of the Historic County Building. The candy (clean and unopened only) will benefit the military by being shipped (mahalo, The UPS Store in Kukui Grove for being a partner!) to Operation Shoebox. which will repack the goodies for shipment to armed forces personnel stationed overseas.

Friday is also the artists reception for Peter Thielen, Joshua Huntoon and Isaac Gampong, who will have a Kaua‘i Hand-Blown Glass Pop-Up at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery (KSA is still seeking volunteer show sitters) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center.

Lizzy Baxter and Hayli Chock, of the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee (KISC), (they were one of 30 vendors participating in the Career Exploration Fair presented by Jackie Kaina and the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board on Friday) who will be at the Kaua‘i Landscape Industry Council annual Arbor Day tree giveaway on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. (go early before the trees are all gone!) at Kukui Grove Center (same parking lot as the weekly Pau Hana Market). KISC will be one of the community partners giving out information (not trees!) at the popular event.

What? You didn’t get tickets? MJ Akuna, of the YWCA of Kaua‘i, said the YWCA of Kaua‘i was pretty close to selling all 300 tickets to the 13th Na Wahine Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner, where the highlight guests include Uri Martos of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Darcie Yukimura, Vice President of Philanthropy at Kupu Hawai‘i, and Sarah Blane, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Mayor.
Source: The Garden Island

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