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3/23/2004 Linfield students set the stage for annual Hawaiian lu?au

McMINNVILLE ? Traditional food and entertainment from Hawaii will be featured at the 32nd annual Linfield College Hawaiian lu?au Saturday, April 17.

The Linfield Hawaiian Club hosts the event, which includes dinner, a show, lei making, a country store and lucky number drawings. This year?s theme is ?We Do It Island Style.?

A traditional Hawaiian dinner will be served to Linfield students on a meal plan at 5 p.m. and to the public at 5:30 p.m. in Dillin Hall. The menu includes kalua pork, which will be cooked in a traditional imu that will be dug behind Dillin Hall. Teriyaki chicken, chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, steamed rice, poi, pineapple, haupia and Hawaiian fruit punch will also be served.

After dinner, the entertainment portion of the event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The show will feature a variety of traditional dances from Kahikos to Auanas and a Hawaiian band from Oahu. Ticket numbers will be drawn throughout the show and prizes will be given away.

Those attending will also have the opportunity to make leis and shop at the country store which will feature various preserves, crafts and other Hawaiian items. The country store will be open from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

The popular event is an opportunity for Hawaiian students to share their culture with others, according to Jenna Nakao, a Linfield sophomore and one of the event organizers.

?We want to share some of the types of food we eat and some of the traditional dances that are performed,? she said.

Starting Monday, April 5, tickets can be purchased in front of Walker Hall between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and in Dillin Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for the show and dinner in advance are $13 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $5 for Linfield students on the meal plan and $10 for those who are not. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be $15 for adults at the door.

For more information, contact Nakao at