Rummage

La Canada High School employee AJ Jones checks out some workout equipment during rummage sale put on by parents at the high school to benefit the water polo team, in La Canada. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / September 15, 2012)

La Cañada High School water polo parents might have longed to jump in the school pool as temperatures topped 100 degrees on Sept. 15, but instead they dutifully worked a rummage sale nearby that raised nearly $500.

Deb Stolmack, mother of an eighth-grade water polo player, Jake, and a high school softball pitcher, Alyssa, was a key organizer of the event and said survival required “a lot of water and a sense of humor.”

Water polo parents and members of the community donated items, including a ton of sports equipment, to make the sale a success. Stolmack said parents hope to add more poolside canopies, among other items on a wish list. Proceeds of the sale will go to improvements for the pool area.

-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Twitter: @bkisliuk