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Lahainaluna High School to Hold Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

May 4, 2015, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated May 4, 2:21 PM
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By Maui Now Staff
Lahainaluna High School is holding a fundraiser on Cinco De Mayo Day, Tuesday, May 5, at Sangrita Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Chef Paris Nabavi invites the public to enjoy   festive evening while raising money for the Lahainaluna High School Agricultural Program. A portion of the sales will benefit the program.

Originally a celebration of the Battle of Puebla victory, Cinco de Mayo is now a day to honor Mexican heritage and celebrate Mexican culture—the food, music, beverages, and customs unique to Mexico.

In honor of Cinco de Mayor, Chef Mendoza will prepare his Taco al Pastor outdoors from 5 to 7 p.m. Live flamenco music by Indio & Avi is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“We are very grateful fo Chef Paris Nabavi’s support throughout the past 3 years,” said Principal Emily De Costa. “Three years ago, he did the first fundraiser at the former Cilantro restaurant in Lahaina. In October of last year, he did another fundraiser for us on National Taco Day. Over the past three years, Chef Paris has donated over $3,000 to our school’s Agriculture Program and Future Farmers of America Program.

“He also purchases our fresh cilantro harvested from our school farm to serve in his restaurant and is a strong supporter and advocate for the school gardening programs at many of Maui’s elementary and middle schools,” said De Costa. “We plan to use the funds raised at this event to help lower the travel costs for our students competing in State FFA Competitions on Oʻahu, to purchase new tools and garden supplies, and to start offering scholarships for our graduating seniors.”

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Reservations will be taken for parties of six or more between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. by calling (808) 662-6000 or go online.

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