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LIHU‘E — Tammy Higashi of ‘Ele‘ele was apprehensive about agreeing to do a favor for her husband Dwayne Friday.
The feeling heightened when she found out she had to report to the Lihu‘e branch of First Hawaiian Bank to pick up a prize earned by Dwayne at the recent Contractors Association of Kaua‘i home show.
During the two-day exposition on homes, this year emphasizing “Aging in Place” and the growing population of kupuna on Kaua‘i, there was no winner for the $25,000 cash available in the “Scratch and Match” contest where the first 1,000 visitors were able to obtain a scratch card.
In the cash giveaway, each card was a potential winner with six stars in three different “styles,” according to a CAK release.
Dwayne Higashi was the winner of the Solaro solar attic fan provided by RMA Sales and The Hunt Company valued at $800.
Tammy’s apprehension grew even more, but subsided when she discovered the item could fit in the trunk of her car.
“Now, we just need to find someone who can install it,” she said, accepting the award from Mike Murakoshi, First Hawaiian Bank senior vice president and regional manager.
Karen Nakamura of Lihu‘e was the recipient of the Stihl gas-powered weedeater, valued at $200 and presented by Damien Omakanim, office manager for Service Rentals and Supplies which earned one of the judges’ awards during the exposition.
The weedwhacker was a result of Service Rentals and Supplies becoming a new Stihl distributor carrying the manufacturer’s full line of home and garden tools.
First Hawaiian Bank has partnered with the Contractors Association of Kaua‘i in hosting the annual home show and building exposition for the past 20 years. This year, the bank offered information on its financial products and services.
CAK was established in 1957 as a trade association of licensed contractors, suppliers and businesses affiliated with the construction industry on Kaua‘i and is also affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders.
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