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4/12/2002 Annual Hawaiian lu'au on tap at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Traditional food, entertainment and memorabilia from Hawaii will be featured at the 30th annual Linfield College Hawaiian Lu'au Saturday, April 20.

The evening event, which includes a dinner and show, is hosted by the Linfield Hawaiian Club. This year's theme is "Spread a Little Aloha."

A traditional Hawaiian dinner will be served to Linfield students on the meal plan at 5 p.m. in Dillin Hall, and to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The food will include kalua pork, prepared imu style by "baking" a whole pig underground covered with ti leaves for good luck. Other menu items include sticky white rice, teriyaki chicken, chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, macaroni salad, coconut cake, haupia and fruit punch.

After dinner, a slide presentation will kick off the entertainment at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The show will feature a variety of hula dances, from ancient to modern, and audience members will be invited to participate at times. Rec4, a band from Hawaii, will also perform.

The popular event is an opportunity for Hawaiian students to share their culture with the community, according to Candace Lim, one of the event organizers.

"This is a chance for us to show our Linfield and McMinnville communities what our home is like," she said.

Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Riley Hall and from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dillin Hall.

Tickets for the show and dinner are $13 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets for the show only are $6 for adults. Tickets for the show and dinner are $4 for Linfield students on the meal plan and $11 for students not on the meal plan. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $12 each. Group rates do not apply to Linfield students. Tickets can be purchased at the door for an added cost.

For more information, call Lim at 503-435-5352 or