LizKauai

Personal blog of Liz from Kauai.

My Photo
Name:

Baha'i, Mom and Grandma, Fish Breeder, Sports Fan

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lots of Thanks - #1 son at work

Turkey replaces chicken at Po‘ipu lifeguard tower

Kaua‘i Water Safety Officers Aaron Haberman and Myles Emura help Marianne Martin unload Thanksgiving lunch from her car yesterday. The lunch of traditional turkey, salad, gravy and pumpkin pie was provided by the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa.
By Dennis Fujimoto - The Garden Island
Published: Friday, November 28, 2008 1:13 AM HST
PO‘IPU — A water-soaked wallet interrupted Myles Emura’s watch over a baking chicken yesterday.

Emura was one of three water safety officers who tended to Po‘ipu Beach Park, which was crowded with beach-goers taking advantage of clear skies and sunny weather on the Thanksgiving holiday.

But for Emura, Aaron Haberman and Justin Tabalno, it was another day of toil as one of the snorkelers turned in a wallet still dripping after being retrieved from the ocean.

In the distance, swimmers paid little heed to the “no swimming” and “strong currents” signage as they laughed and splashed in an area that was obviously affected by strong currents.

“If this keeps up, stick around because there’s going to be excitement. We get no respect,” Emura said. “But we’re going to have baked chicken for lunch.”

Emura said he was fixing the lunch near the lifeguard storage area and kept an eye on both the baking fowl as well as the beach activity.

His conversation was interrupted as a lady dressed in red approached the tower.

“Can I get some help?” Marianne Martin asked. “I have some lunch for you folks from the Hyatt.”

Martin, the general manager for the Whalers Cover resort, said she was pressed into service after the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa people called her and asked if she could help deliver some of the Thanksgiving lunches.

The Hyatt’s culinary staff had prepared traditional Thanksgiving lunches of turkey, gravy, salad and pumpkin pies for the lifeguards on duty at Po‘ipu as well as the shift crews at the Koloa and Kalaheo fire stations.

Martin, who was also working on Thanksgiving, said she agreed to help with the deliveries, shutting down her office while she tended to taking care of the Thanksgiving lunches.

“Jody Kjeldsen of the Po‘ipu Beach Resort Association was also asked to help deliver,” Martin said.

“But she didn’t mind since her husband Maui is at the Koloa fire station.”

That left Martin, the lifeguards and the Kalaheo fire station with the aroma of freshly cooked turkey with all of its trimmings wafting from the little Toyota as Emura opened the door to help unload.

“The food sure smelled delicious and was distracting while driving,” Martin said.

Leimomi Keoho-Niitani, the public relations coordinator at the Grand Hyatt, said the resort has been traditionally doing the Thanksgiving deliveries to the lifeguards and fire crews at the Koloa and Kalaheo fire stations for the past several years as a gesture of the resort’s thankfulness and appreciation for the crews.

As for Emura’s baking chicken, he said, “Not to worry. We’ll share it with the visitors.”

7 Comments:

OpenID gigihawaii said...

That was super nice of the Hyatt to donate the food. A couple of years ago, I ordered a turkey to go plus all the trimmings from the Hyatt Waikiki. Great food! Everyone enjoyed it.

November 28, 2008 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

They do this on the big holidays. It's been going on unheralded for as long as I can remember!
Actually, the people who enjoy the beach share food quite often. It goes both ways. The guards are real ambassadors of aloha as well as people protectors!

November 28, 2008 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, coach purses, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, nike shoes, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada handbags, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, longchamp handbags, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, true religion jeans, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, air max, polo ralph lauren outlet, true religion jeans, longchamp handbags, gucci outlet, louboutin, jordan shoes, tiffany and co, burberry outlet, prada outlet, louis vuitton handbags, louboutin, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet, kate spade handbags, coach factory outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, coach outlet store online, chanel handbags, air max, nike free

November 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

sac louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, mulberry, air max pas cher, michael kors pas cher, louis vuitton uk, michael kors, polo lacoste, sac hermes, nike tn, longchamp, converse pas cher, nike free, nike trainers, oakley pas cher, nike roshe run, hollister, ray ban pas cher, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe, air jordan, ray ban sunglasses, sac longchamp, timberland, true religion outlet, vanessa bruno, barbour, vans pas cher, north face, nike free pas cher, air force, lululemon, nike air max, air max, new balance pas cher, hollister, north face, sac burberry, hogan outlet, sac guess, abercrombie and fitch, louboutin, true religion outlet, michael kors, ralph lauren, air max, louis vuitton, nike blazer

November 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

wedding dresses, herve leger, lululemon outlet, canada goose jackets, nfl jerseys, canada goose, babyliss pro, mcm handbags, canada goose, canada goose uk, ugg australia, ghd, giuseppe zanotti, longchamp, uggs outlet, ferragamo shoes, nike huarache, canada goose outlet, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, celine handbags, hollister, ugg, bottega veneta, instyler, mont blanc, valentino shoes, jimmy choo outlet, insanity workout, canada goose, marc jacobs, ugg boots, ugg boots, new balance shoes, reebok outlet, abercrombie and fitch, beats by dre, chi flat iron, asics running shoes, nike roshe run, rolex watches, mac cosmetics, soccer shoes, north face jackets, vans shoes, ugg pas cher, p90x, birkin bag

November 7, 2014 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler, vans, air max, iphone 6 cases, converse shoes, pandora charms, timberland boots, wedding dresses, lancel, moncler, supra shoes, moncler, ray ban, parajumpers, moncler, hollister, gucci, thomas sabo, oakley, rolex watches, swarovski crystal, converse, pandora charms, karen millen, montre homme, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, ralph lauren, links of london, hollister clothing store, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, hollister, baseball bats, canada goose, louboutin, air max, juicy couture outlet, swarovski, canada goose, ugg, moncler, ugg, coach outlet store online, moncler, toms shoes

November 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

moncler, vans, air max, iphone 6 cases, converse shoes, pandora charms, timberland boots, wedding dresses, lancel, moncler, supra shoes, moncler, ray ban, parajumpers, moncler, hollister, gucci, thomas sabo, oakley, rolex watches, swarovski crystal, converse, pandora charms, karen millen, montre homme, juicy couture outlet, moncler outlet, ralph lauren, links of london, hollister clothing store, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, hollister, baseball bats, canada goose, louboutin, air max, juicy couture outlet, swarovski, canada goose, ugg, moncler, ugg, coach outlet store online, moncler, toms shoes

November 7, 2014 at 3:16 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home