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3/22/2007 Linfield students set the stage for annual Hawaiian lu'au

McMINNVILLE - Traditional food and entertainment from Hawaii will be featured at the 35th annual Linfield College Hawaiian lu'au Saturday, April 14.

The Linfield Hawaiian Club hosts the event, which includes dinner, a show, a country store and a raffle. This year's theme is “Pure Aloha.” Proceeds from the lu'au will benefit the Red Cross and the Hulihe'e Palace in Kailua Kona, which was damaged in a 2006 earthquake.

A traditional Hawaiian dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in Dillin Hall. The menu includes kalua pig, teriyaki chicken, chicken long rice, lomilomi salmon, haupia and fresh pineapple.

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 10 dances including two traditional kahikos, the haka and modern hulas. The event will also feature a performance by the band Koral Jam from Woodburn, who will play a variety of traditional and modern Hawaiian music.

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

Starting Monday, April 2, tickets will be sold at Linfield from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of O'Riley's Coffee Shop, Walker Hall and Withnell Commons, and from 5 to 8 p.m. in Dillin Hall. Tickets will also be sold at the McMinnville Wal-Mart April 5-6 from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the McMinnville Roth's April 7-8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets for the show and dinner are $17 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are $7 for Linfield students on the meal plan and $12 for those who are not. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $12 each.

For more information, contact Rachel Kaneta, Hawaiian Club publicity and ticket sales co-chair, at 808-937-4892 or email