“Taste of Aloha” Event to Benefit Lahainaluna Students, Programs
By Vanessa Wolf
Established in 1831 by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, the 178-year-old Lahainaluna High School Boarding Program is facing the threat of permanent closure.
As a result, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise in conjunction with Kona Brewing Company, Pi Artisan Pizzeria, Shaun Saribay, Twyla Kukahiko, Chef Lyndon Honda of Laulima Events and Catering, Lahainaluna Foundation and the Lahainaluna Boarders Association are planning a fundraiser event to benefit the program.
This Saturday, March 28, the “Taste of Aloha” event is being held at the Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheatre from noon to 10 p.m.
The event features various food and retail vendors, a silent auction, Keiki Corner, cotton candy and shave ice, beer garden, and live music.
Scheduled performers include Maui Theater’s Burning Love and local favorite Ekolu.
One of the few public boarding schools in the nation and the oldest high school west of the Mississippi River, the “Taste of Aloha” fundraiser aims to raise $100K on its behalf.
These funds support scholarships for graduating Lahainaluna seniors, provide dorm maintenance and finance the boarding school agriculture department. In addition, funds will help kick start student programs in renewable energy, agriculture and marine sciences.