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PTSA announces lineup for the third annual Lahainaluna High School Festival

By Staff | Sep 6, 2018

The festival will feature entertainment by Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., Leipono, Matagi Trio, Kaleo Phillips (pictured), Lahainaluna Hawaiian Club, Lahainaluna Jazz Band and Na Kupuna Ohana Serenaders.

LAHAINA – “If recent events are any indication, the strength of the Lahaina community is in its amazing people pulling together to support one another,” noted Liz Sager of the Lahainaluna High School PTSA.

The historic school on Saturday, Sept. 15, will bring the community together to enjoy an evening of family fun, food and entertainment during the Lahainaluna High School Festival – “I KA NANI O LELE, Amidst the beauty of Lahaina” from 4 to 9 p.m. on campus.

Locals and visitors will join together to celebrate and support the student activities, events and athletics of Lahainaluna High School at the third annual festival.

Attractions include food booths and trucks, local artisans and vendors presenting their crafts and clothing, game booths and keiki activities, a big silent auction (over 40 restaurants, activities and hotel prizes) and entertainment by Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., Leipono, Matagi Trio, Kaleo Phillips, Lahainaluna Hawaiian Club, Lahainaluna Jazz Band and Na Kupuna Ohana Serenaders.

Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to view 1913 and 1914 annuals at Lahainaluna High School as well as purchase some surplus LHS Yearbooks from the 1940s to 1970s and 1990.

Sager explained, “It is an opportunity for a glimpse back in time. We imagine that there will be many people interested in these Luna treasures. Think how amazing it would be to get a copy of dad’s or even grandpa’s yearbook. Perhaps holiday gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people? Definitely a chance to own a piece of Luna history.”

Lahainaluna Parent Community Networking Center Facilitator Leslie Hiraga explained that the LHS Historical Preservation Committee (also known simply as the “Archives”) is selling the yearbooks to raise money for the 2018-19 Yearbooks and to purchase resources – such as a new document scanner – for the Archives housed in a fireproof space in the Samuel M. Kamakau Library.

Historical resources for LHS were lost during fires in the administration building on campus in 1860 and 1959. Heroic efforts by firefighters saved the campus during the 1,500-acre brushfire in Lahaina on Aug. 24.

Hiraga said the committee receives almost weekly requests for historical information, and it is working to create rosters for all Lahainaluna High School graduates.

The annual festival benefits the school community by providing a venue for the 60 school organizations to fundraise to meet the needs of their programs.

Proceeds from this event will be used to enrich the learning experiences for students, faculty and staff of Lahainaluna, as well as assist the funding of extracurricular activities and sports.

Pre-sale tickets are available at select locations – Lei Floor & Window Coverings, Lahaina Music, Kaunoa Senior Center and the Lahainaluna High School Office – for $5 per person. Admission at the gate is $10 per person. Children five and under are free. Complimentary parking will be offered.

For more information, visit www.lahainalunaptsa.org, follow the event on Facebook @LahainalunaPTSA or e-mail LahainalunaPTSA@gmail.com.