‘We’ll be stand­ing’

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing - Den­nis Fujimoto

LI­HUE — “We’re sit­ting now,” said Marieann Per­reira, in­struc­tor for the Kala­heo Ukulele Band, on Tues­day. “When we per­form we’ll all be stand­ing.”

The re­tired mu­sic teacher is con­tin­u­ing her legacy lead­ing the Kala­heo Ukulele Band, which will be among the en­ter­tain­ers at the Se­nior Food & Craft Fair, pre­sented by Na Kupuna Coun­cil, a group of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of all the se­nior cen­ters on Kauai, and the County of Kauai Depart­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation.

There is no ad­mis­sion for the fair, which in­cludes other se­nior cen­ter groups join­ing the Kala­heo Ukulele Band in the en­ter­tain­ment lineup. The fair starts at 9 a.m. and con­tin­ues through 1 p.m. at the Kauai War Memo- rial Con­ven­tion Hall, Oct. 21.

“Don’t be late,” said Sadie Doi of the Hanapepe Se­nior Cen­ter. “Mitzi Nakayama is go­ing to have some of the ba­nana bread she bakes.”

Kupuna from the se­nior cen­ters will have craft goods, many made from re­cy­cled and re­pur­posed items, as well as food items. There will be door prizes and a silent auc­tion.

“We don’t nor­mally meet Tues­days,” said Alice Brown, pres­i­dent of the Hanapepe Se­nior Cen­ter. “We came in spe­cial just to tag, wrap and price items for the Oct. 21 fair.”

“We’re go­ing to have pork, peas and pi­mento,” Doi said. “Clyde Nada and my son Stan­ley Doi are mak­ing that to help us.”

In­di­vid­u­als re­quir­ing ad­di­tional sup­port, or an aux­il­iary aid to par­tic­i­pate, can call Me­lanie at 241-4462.

DEN­NIS FUJIMOTO / THE GAR­DEN IS­LAND

Marieann Per­reira, fore­ground, leader of the Kala­heo Ukulele Band, leads the group in prac­tice Tues­day as Stella Kaneko per­forms a hula to the mele at Kala­heo Neigh­bor­hood Cen­ter.

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