White Elephant on 4th Avenue

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“We are super excited to bring back the White Elephant, which was HFAC’s first ever event!  There will be rummage, vintage, & handmade-something for everyone.
HFAC will have a table of rummage goods with 100% going to the Coalition working to preserve the flavor of the Avenue. If you have a donation for that table, please let us know and we will arrange pick up. We are high lighting sustainability at this market.  Thanks for your support.”

Carolyn’s note: This is a bit unusual, for us liberal bloggers to be posting elephant events, being as the elephant symbolizes the Republican Party. However the reference to “white elephant” connotes a thrift/yard sale of used goods. It even meant that as I grew up in rural Hawaii, learning pidgin English. If it was a red elephant I guess it would represent the Republican Party? Whatever, sounds like a fun event on Historic 4th Avenue.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Didn’t see any elephants on 4th Avenue at this sale today. Lots of good vintage stuff, some only $1 at the sale area behind Rosie’s Barket pet store. Colorful vintage vendors to the west as well. Check it out to 3 p.m. today. Got a purple/blue handmade bead bracelet from Pakistan for a deal. Between 4th and 5th Avenues on E. 7th St.

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