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Lanai Sale To Support Local Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is promising “a big bang for your buck” when it conducts its Lanai Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22.

The Wahiawa church will sell items from its thrift shop, ranging from clothing and dishes to furniture. The sale will be set up on the church lanai at 1679 California Ave.

According to Marian Chow, who is coordinating the sale, the old church could really use an infusion of funds. Established at its present site in 1950, its membership has gone up and down over the years, but is not robust enough to hire a full-time minister or secretary.

Longtime members are hopeful that the church organ (gifted to St. Stephen’s by the family of Charles K.L. Davis) will be repaired soon.

“We have a great organist, too,” said member Martha Peterson, who also takes pride in the church’s prayer garden, landmark coral cross outside and its beautiful “very old” altar.

Meanwhile, the church draws about 150 families a month to its food pantry, which is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays – the same hours as the thrift shop.

For more information about the sale, call 226-3510.