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Searching for riches at RAGS

Sumo the dog, who tried to score some bicycle gear, gives his owner, Rowena Suriben, the slip. - staff photo
Sumo the dog, who tried to score some bicycle gear, gives his owner, Rowena Suriben, the slip.
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Patricia Moryl and daughter Toni were looking for kitchen items.

But there was something else that brought them to the Rotary Annual Garage Sale April 16.

“We like to look at other people’s stuff,” Toni Moryl joked.

In addition to kitchen stuff, clothes, records, books and more knick-knacks than Kitsap shelves and mantles could safely display, there was a new, still in the package, 10-pack of window and door alarms and a used pair of golf shoes.

“You never know what kind of treasures are in there,” Patricia Moryl said.

The event, which took over the Kitsap Pavilion and spread to the Van Zee Building, is a fundraiser for five Rotary clubs, including Bremerton Rotary, East Bremerton Rotary, Silverdale Sunrise Rotary and the Silverdale Noon Rotary. The money raised goes toward scholarships and pays for community projects.

By the end of the day, Dan Brown from the South Kitsap Rotary began slashing prices on books.

“Two for $1, that’s the secret,” he said.

Bill Benson, from the East Bremerton Rotary, started cutting deals, marking a vintage reel to reel down to $5.

“It was $35 this morning,” he said.

Out in the parking lot, where the grills and sporting goods sold, a dog named Sumo ran wild, evading capture, carrying a bicycle helmet and pad in his mouth.

“He will stop if he gets tired,” said Rowena Suriben, of Bremerton, Sumo’s owner. “You want to buy him?”

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