Rummaging to help fight cancer

LIHUE — Chrystal Burrow was pleased with her find of four crystal glass-etched cups which she paid 50 cents for Sunday.

“It’s a good thing you came today,” said Annie Rellin of the Hawaii Government Employees Association who doubled as cashier as well as attendant at the table dispensing luminaria to remember those who lost their fight against cancer. “Yesterday, these were 50 cents each. Today, you got four for 50 cents.”

The HGEA hosted a two-day rummage sale benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the HGEA offices on Aikahi Street in Lihue.

“We do this every year,” said Sharon Enos, chair for the rummage sale. “Everything goes to the Relay for Life which takes place April 29 and 30 at the Hanapepe soccer fields.”

Sunday sales allowed shoppers another opportunity to look for bargains as well as pick up malasadas from Becky Komaki’s recipe and other goodies prepared by HGEA members.

“We added the second day, last year,” said Gerald Ako of the HGEA. “Saturdays are always busy, and we have items remaining so we put on an extra day for shoppers coming out of church.”

The Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries around the world.

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