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Spring in the Pacific Northwest always means lū`au, since Hawai`i students away from home look forward to celebrating their academic survival for another year. Others, who can't imagine having a lū`au when it's 40° or snow's on the ground, wait for warmer weather to throw a party so guests can wear Aloha shirts and zori. Whoever heard of going to a lū`au in a sweater and boots?

Whitworth Lū`au

Na Pu'uwai o Hawai'i, the Whitworth Hawaiian Club in Spokane, Washington invites you to join them for their 37th annual lū`au “Changes in Music” on Saturday, April 14th. Dinner starts at 5:00 pm followed by a show at 7:00pm where students will perform 11 dances. The price is $15 general admission, $13 for Whitworth students. Children under 5 are free. The menu includes: kalua pig, poi, lomi lomi salmon, mac salad and haupia. The l ū`au will be held at the Field House on campus where there will be a country store which will offer a variety of Hawaiian made products for sale. The club boasts 45 members and has been in existence since 1970. The proceeds from the lū`au will go right back into the lū`au fund. For more information, please call the college at (509) 777-3796.

Whitworth Hawaiian Club officers carrying VP Andrew Inouye: (L-R) Vi Nguyen, Elise Hinricks, Austi McNeil, Erin Nakasone, Nicole Montoya and Cara Bellwood (President)



View from the back as Whitworth students practice Holo holo ka`a for their kane hula at their upcoming Na Pu`uwai o Hawai`i lū`au

Photos by Pinki Culbertson

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