January 30th – Kaiser High School Concession Stand Refurbishment

Summited by Yolisa Ishibashi

On January 30 – February 2, 2023, six Hawaii Kai Lions, one CIS, two potential Lions, and one potential CIS refurbished the Kaiser High School concession stand. They worked from 8:30 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. most of the days, with the last day until 12:45 p.m. The initial plan was to recondition the 18 cabinet doors on the left hand side of the stand and repainting those walls. In discussion with the Kaiser athletic director, it was decided to include the right hand side cabinets (8 more doors) and walls. And as the work progressed, it was agreed to add repairs to the front windows, repainting those windows and counter top, and constructing removable counter trays, so that the repainted counter tops would not get damaged.

Lions participating in this event included Jeanne Alices, Cynthia Chun, Potential Lion Joni Fukuji, Potential CIS Herb Fukuji, Yolisa Ishibashi, CIS Anthony Nakamura, Potential Lion Kelvin Kaneoka, Walter Kuroiwa, and Ken Nishibun.

It was amazing that the work was completed withing four days, which included: sanding, priming, and painting all the cabinet doors; fixing the door catches and installing the door handles; making new cabinet doors (since the old ones were beyond repair); painting all the walls and the counter; making four counter trays, and cleaning the floors. Additional work will be done on the windows, as soon as the ordered parts are received, and a date scheduled for repair.

Thank you to those Lions and CIS who volunteered for this project and also to those potential Lions and potential CIS who were willing to jump in and help with paint brushes and tools in hand. The Kaiser High School athletic director, Nelson Chee, was very grateful for all of our hard work and appreciated our time and effort into this project.