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Happy Camper for Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Mahalo, all, especially Tom Freestone and all the hands of Timber sResort and The Ocean Course at Hokuala, for providing an opportunity (Hawai‘i News Now’s Guy Hagi said it never rains when you invite a weatherman to play golf!) for people to do something to have fun with (mahalo, Hokuala, for sponsoring Bart Thomas and a Kaua‘i veterans team — whoa, Ron Wood got to golf even when Wailua Golf Course was rained out!) in all that inclement weather on Sunday!

Mahalo golfers (Ben Hongo of Maui said the rain only helps with the drought conditions) for coming up with at least 10 scholarships for Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s Folds of Honor program to help spouses and children of fallen or disabled military and, this year, first responders!

Mahalo, too, to those tree maintenance crews (yeah, I know, they’re supposed to keep the utility lines clear) for doing a good job that our roads were pretty clear of fallen trees, and we could’ve done worse in terms of power outages (mahalo for the pre-storm advice on preparedness, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative). And mahalo, Elton Ushio and the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency, for doing all the backstage work so the island could get through the Kona low.

Mahalo, Chip Bahouth and all those hands at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort, especially project chairs Zoe Chock and Gavin Baker,on hosting more than 200 of the island’s kupuna (wow! Special event parking, too!) to lunch at the Po‘ipu property.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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