Today was the opening day of the 2015 Carnival at Japanese Cultural Institute in Gardena, California.
Over the past 30 years, my Mother has been volunteering every Friday at Gardena Valley JCI to teach music.
The Gardena Valley JCI offers many children and adult programs. The once a year carnival is a fund-raising event. Tickets denominated $1 are pre-sold including to volunteers like my Mother to insure that the center will receive a sufficient amount of donations.
There were at least 15 different food stalls with professional chefs or restaurant owners who were volunteering their time. J.J. went for Hawaiian Laulau which he said was authentic. My Mother and I chose udon (wheat noodle) in soup. Just as Dark Sky app on my iPhone predicted. It started to rain when we finish paying for our food so we decided to come back home to eat.
This afternoon, my sister is taking two of her younger grandsons to the carnival to play games.
Aloha -- Cathi