Rose Manago of the county Agency on Elderly Affairs said the rummage sale Saturday was a last-minute thing to benefit the Memory Keepers, an agency team for the Alzheimer’s Walk.
She was helping at the Grove Farm Community Swap Meet where Donna Olivas and Patricia Gonsalves were busy with other team members holding down the tents in the brisk winds coming ahead of the rain.
Candice Boxer (anyone got suggestions on what she can see in Hilo?) was selling the last of the Chinese Five Spice Ono Pops at the swap meet while Greg Askew held down the fort at the Kauai Community Market across the street where John and Daphne McClure had an abbreviated tent for Moloaa Bay Coffee and Chocolate.
Nia Klutke held down the fort at the Kauai Community Market while grandma Sandi Kato-Klutke was helping at the Read Across America event at Kukui Grove Center where Margaret Lovett brought her lauhala craft students Wilma Chandler (she graduated from cleaning to making fans) and Ethel Kauahi after being rained out at Kalena Park. Margaret said they even had their own food.
Kudos to Stacie Chiba-Miguel (she even had mom Sharon helping) and all those sponsors on a great Read Across America event (it was a great day to get a book and a bowl of soup).