Puna News — Puna Hongwanji Mission annual bazaar is Oct. 10

(Media release) — Puna Hongwanji Mission will hold its annual bazaar Saturday, October 10, from 8 a.m. until noon. The fun fundraising event will feature clothing and housewares in the rummage sale, lau lau and bread in the food market, bagged cinders in the landscape area, farm fresh vegetables, and a silent auction, among other items. Come early for the best parking. Puna Hongwanji is located at 16-492 Old Volcano Road in Keaau. Committee chairs are Jason Hashimoto, Sam Horiuchi and Clifford Furukado. Subcommittee chairs are: Robin Sato, finance; Tammy Molina, scrips; Jean Tamashiro and the Buddhist Women’s Association, rummage; Ethel Miyashiro, Marilyn Sato and Claire Arakawa, silent auction; Sam Horiuchi, cinders; Clifford Furukado, laulau; Alvin Oyadomari, produce; Jason Hashimoto, cut flowers; Bryon Toma, security; Roy Toma, manpower; Wendell Toma, refreshments; Janet Watarida, food for workers; Glenn Watarida and Gary Sunada, parking; Earl Mukai, site lay out; Cary Tanoue, signs & banners; Ann Toma, first aid room set up; K.T. Cannon-Eger publicity; and Gordon Heit, public address system. There will not be a plant sale this year due to concerns about spreading plant pests and diseases. Donation needs include the following grocery items: rice, mochi rice, flour, butter, nishime konbu, Hawaiian salt, shoyu, brown sugar, and bottled water. Donated items for the rummage sale are being accepted now through Friday, October 2, at the temple. For further information on the bazaar or on other activities at Puna Hongwanji Mission, contact Jason Hashimoto at (808) 937-5941.

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