On Sunday, May 1, 2016, St. John's Episcopal Church in Ele'ele celebrated its 75th anniversary. Members from both St. John's and St. Paul's, who make up the Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i, joined in the celebration on a picture-perfect day. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick and wife Bea were on hand to share in the festivities where there were lots of food, music, hula and fellowship.
Special special guests who flew in for the celebration included John Baker, the son of the first Vicar of St. John's, who was born on Kaua'i the year after his parents arrived. He shared wonderful stories of his childhood. Two of St. John's earliest members are the Yoshikawa sisters: Sue (Nishikawa) who now lives in Indiana, and her sister Yukiko (Akiyoshi), who is 94 years old, flew in from Honolulu. Julie Rentrop and Lyn Farman (Bishop's Warden) worked hard to organize this very special event.
(Photos by S. Nishioka)