Alamo, Enterprise staff have fun for Kauai United Way

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    I got the money, says Marilou Alop of Alamo Rent A Car while waiting on the first sitter for the dunking booth Friday as a fundraiser for Kauai United Way at Lihue Airport.

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    Marilou Alop and Ocean Olores react to Alop’s direct push on the dunking booth Friday at a fundraiser for the Kauai United Way at Alamo Rent A Car at Lihue Airport.

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    Alamo Rent A Car’s Jennifer Sakumoto anticipates the water drop on a hit to the trigger of the dunking booth fundraiser for the Kauai United Way Friday at Lihue Airport.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Samira Siale gets Angela Bimbo wet with a direct push on the dunking booth button Friday during the fundraiser for Kauai United Way at Alamo Rent A Car at Lihue Airport.
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    No sleeping on the job as Angela Bimbo reacts to a button push by Tiffany Golia Friday during the dunking booth fundraiser for Kauai United Way at Alamo Rent A Car at Lihue Airport.

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    Samira Siale reacts as Remmy Gudoy takes advantage of a direct push on the dunking booth button Friday at Alamo Rent A Car at Lihue Airport.

LIHUE — Samira Siale of Enterprise Rent-A-Car said it was worse when they missed Friday morning at the back of Alamo Rent A Car at Lihue Airport.

“I don’t know which is worse,” Siale said. “Getting wet, or not getting wet because they missed the throw. Try doing this at 6 o’clock when the sun has already gone down.”

Siale was one of the Enterprise managers who took a turn under the dunking booth as a fundraiser for the Kauai United Way 2018 campaign.

“I got my money,” said Marilou Alop, an Alamo employee, who took warm up tosses with the bean bags while awaiting the first managers. “Where is everybody?”

Siale was scheduled for the afternoon throw, but was convinced to take the morning sitting as well because of the employees’ calling.

Under terms of the dunking booth, there were three ways of getting the management crew wet — $1 for a throw, $2 for ice (in the water), and $5 for a direct push.

Alamo manager Tiffany Golia’s appearance under the dunking rig drew the crew from the car return stations as well as the shuttle drivers who paused for a turn.

Among those watching the action, Lynette Medrano Stine and Lori Almarza of KUW gazed in amazement at the action taking place while awaiting the arrival of Enterprise manager Shannon Maxwell, who also is a co-chair for the Kauai United Way campaign.

“Everyone is having so much fun,” said Medrano Stine, KUW campaign development manager and community liaison. “This is why Enterprise ended as one of the largest contributors to the 2016 campaign.”

The Kauai United Way, the island’s umbrella charitable organization, has served the social needs of Kauai since 1943, and has a 2017 campaign goal of $650,000.

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