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Bling-a-Bra auction benefits local charity

Rudy Swensen, owner of Rings & Things, was the proud winner of a 1920’s themed bra. The Bling-a-Bra event raised $650 for a local charity relay. - Brett Cihon
Rudy Swensen, owner of Rings & Things, was the proud winner of a 1920’s themed bra. The Bling-a-Bra event raised $650 for a local charity relay.
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Sparkling Mardi-Gras, pink lace and other decorated bras were sold to the highest bidder at MoonDogs, Too to benefit a local charity event.

More than 55 people attended the MoonDogs, Too Bling-a-Bra auction March 29. The auction of decorated bras raised $650 dollars for the MoonDogs, Too Relay for Life team, running in the South Kitsap Relay for Life event June 1 and 2.

Darryl Baldwin, the owner of MoonDogs, Too, said a candy shop bra made entirely out of candy was the biggest money maker, auctioning off for $80. A Seahawks Beast-Mode bra and a punk rock style bra also raised more than $50.

Baldwin said the Bling-a-bra auction was a unique and popular way to raise money that will go to support the American Cancer Society.

“I think it was a huge event,” Baldwin said. “Everybody enjoyed it.”

Rudy Swensen, the owner of Port Orchard’s Rings & Things, was all smiles after placing the high bid on a red and black bra. He called the Bling-a-Bra auction a fun, neighborhood event. He said he liked the idea of spending money for a charitable cause, and also receiving an item in return.

“Man, I like the colors,” he said. “It’s like something out of the 1920’s.”

Participants of South Kitsap’s 14th annual Relay of Life event have already raised $21,956 for the American Cancer Society. The 24-hour, team-based relay event taking place at South Kitsap High School has 338 participants and 59 teams signed up so far.

The Bling-a-Bra auction was one of many events MoonDogs,Too is putting on to raise money for this summer’s event. A raffle for front row seats to this summer’s Fathoms O’ Fun parade and a chili cook-off scheduled for May 12 are also in the works.

Baldwin encouraged anyone interested in participating in the chili cookoff or buying raffle tickets to visit MoonDogs, Too at 714 Bay St.

 

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