May 13th – Keiki Karnival at Koko Head Elementary School

Submitted by Lion Frances Lum

Koko Head Elementary School held its Keiki Karnival on Friday, May 13, 2022.  Despite all the superstitions about Friday the 13th, it was, in fact, a lucky day for about 350 students and their siblings.  Keiki Karnival had games to play, toys to buy at very reasonable prices, food and snacks to partake, tattoos, balloon creations, and a bounce house, and an inflatable obstacle course.  There was no doubt that the children were ecstatic to be out of the classroom.

The Lions’ day started off with transferring popcorn from very large bags into what felt like hundreds of little bags.  In the process, more than a few kernels found its way to the ground.  Lion Kerry Yoon manned the popcorn booth and sold out.  Lion Jeanne Alices was the cashier for a very popular balloon booth, Lion Cynthia Chun kept people hydrated by selling drinks, Lion Yolisa Ishibashi was the in-demand tattoo artist, and Lions Roger Ede, Marja Leivo, Appan Subramanian, and Frances Lum monitored the crazy busy inflatable obstacle course and bounce house.   Seeing the students let loose all their young energy and have so much fun made this a rewarding (if not a bit exhausting) day.