LAHAINA - Sacred Hearts School is celebrating 150 years and welcoming home all alumni for a special celebration during its 41st annual Bazaar.
The event will be held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at the school campus located on the corner of Wainee and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. The 2013 theme is "41 Years of Fun!"
"Staff, parishioners and community volunteers are excited to present our annual Bazaar," said Principal Susan Hendricks.
During the Sacred Hearts Bazaar, be sure to visit the eighth grade classroom to see a special collection of yearbooks, antique photographs — students from 1951 are pictured — and memorabilia. Take a walk down memory lane, share your stories of days gone by and visit with old friends.
"The Bazaar is a Sacred Hearts tradition where many people work hard to bring the community together for lively entertainment, delicious food and lots of fun."
Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. both days. Admission is free; scrip may be purchased for rides, games and food.
The Sacred Hearts Bazaar focuses on family fun. Festival organizers will have a variety of rides and games for all ages.
Local entertainment will feature the Sacred Hearts Choir, Hapa, Marty Dread, Frank De Lima, Fred's Garage, Scotty Rotten, Dat Guyz, Barefoot Minded, Just Us and many more.
Keiki will enjoy Turbo Tubs, Saber Tooth and Iron Man Bouncers, Gladiator Play Zone and slides for all ages, including little ones.
Carnival games will include Pink Panther, Gold Fish, darts, Ping Pong Toss, Bottles Up, Flower Power, Pirate Plunder, hula hoop, Spout the Whale, Plink-it, basketball and much more.
New this year is "Auntie's House," a fun keiki zone that includes games such as throw net, pull taro and "Whack 'Um."
Delectable delights will include ribs and burgers from Outback Steakhouse, baked penne with caesar salad from Penne Pasta Cafe and chicken taco salad from Duke's Beach House, along with pulled pork sandwiches, shoyu chicken, pork and peas, kalua pork, hot dogs, shave ice, root beer floats, chow fun, malasadas, plate lunches and cotton candy.
The Beer Garden is sponsored by Maui Brewing Co.
The popular Country Kitchen will feature locally grown produce, homemade jams and jellies, and freshly baked homemade breads. Cookies and other sweets will be available for purchase in the school cafeteria.
Activities are also slated in the classrooms. There will be a silent auction in the first grade classroom, massage and chiropractic in the second grade classroom, plants and book store in the fourth grade classroom, Goodies Store in the fifth grade classroom, temporary tattoos and face painting in the sixth grade classroom and an Alumni Room in the eighth grade classroom.
Sacred Hearts School is collecting copies of old pictures to create a timeline for the Alumni Room.
So far, volunteers have pictures dating back to 1929.
Sacred Hearts is also searching for its oldest student, oldest teacher (nun) and all May Day queens and kings to honor at the school's May Day celebration on Friday, May 3.
Turning 150 this year, Sacred Hearts School is the oldest elementary school in West Maui.