Large Lawa‘i Cannery sale helps St. Theresa School

LAWA‘I — Shoppers found all sorts of bargains at the Lawa‘i Cannery Self Storage and Warehouse garage sale held Sunday to benefit the St. Theresa School students’ field trip to Washington, D.C.

“We have 55 vendors,” said Lorna Santos of the Lawa‘i Cannery. “This is the most vendors we’ve ever had.”

The shoppers turned out as well, shedding off any threat of rain.

Among those shopping, Sixto Tabay, a member of the Kaua‘i Veterans Council Honor Guard, was thrilled to find a bargain in military fatigues.

“The guy said this is supposed to be $25 each, but he would give me for $10 if I buy three,” Tabay said. “I buy three.”

The fever extended to his son who went to browse through the military surplus offering after learning of Tabay’s find.

“I’m looking for things for my day care,” said Leah Scovel, a regular shopper at the sales. “It’s Thanksgiving, but the day care always needs things.”

Mary Buza-Sims, the St. Theresa School principal, said she was pleased with the students, parents and volunteers who turned out to help with the sale at the school’s booth.

“The students are really looking forward to this Washington, D.C., field trip coming up March 17 through 27,” Buza-Sims said. “This will be an educational trip for them and they’ll even get a tour inside the White House, something which rarely happens.”

Santos said vendor fees from the sale benefit the beneficiary. Additionally, St. Theresa School was offered booth space, at which parents and students offered a variety of rummage to complement their baked goods. Also, Costco donated four turkeys which were being given away as prizes.

St. Theresa School in Kekaha has 100 students in preschool through eighth grade. Registration is ongoing. Call 337-1351 for more information.

Neil Pigao of the Lawa‘i Cannery Mini Storage and Warehouse said the next sale will probably take place in January and will benefit the Waimea High School Project Grad program.

Vendors interested in participating in that sale can call 332-5929 for more information or to make a space reservation.


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