Santa arrives in Makawao
FIRST PHOTO: Austin Fernandez (right), 4, of Pukalani strikes an uncomfortable pose with Santa at the St. Joseph School Christmas Craft Fair in Makawao on Nov. 21. Grandmother Marilyn Fernandez said that while it was Austin’s first year for the fair, “We belong to the parish. We’re here for every event.” She said that both she and her husband, Richard, attended the old St. Joseph School “from kindergarten to 8th grade. We’re sad that the school is gone, but we’re happy the early learning center is here.” Santa’s helper Jordan Leal, 5, sits in the background.
SECOND PHOTO: Kumiko Niitani (right) of Pukalani shows cousin Kaiya Nakamura, 4, a Christmas book at the St. Joseph School Christmas Craft Fair in Makawao. The whole family was there because Kaiya’s brother, Kylan, goes to the preschool at St. Joseph School, she said.