Monday, March 17, 2014

Keawala'i Congregational Church 22nd Annual Luau - March 8/2014

We recently attended the 2014 Annual Lu'au at the historic Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena and can honestly say that it was the most authentic Hawaiian Luau we have ever attended.

We got there early on a recommendation from a friend and managed to find seats fairly near to the entertainment.  The tables were all underneath a gigantic tent, which we were very thankful for, as the day began with quite a few showers.  Even though the performance area for the two Halau (hula group) was not sheltered, they bravely danced in the rain, complete with beautiful smiles (unless the hula had a sad or serious story) What talented performers they all were!

The food was also traditional Hawaiian luau faire and included Lomi Salmon, Squid Lu'au, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Sweet Potato, Potato Salad, Poi and Poke. The yummy dessert was Chocolate cake and haupia (coconut pudding)

More Hawaiian entertainment followed the meal and it was all very top notch. Jamie Lawrence, no stranger to Maui, finished off the afternoon with some great songs.

 The theme for this year's event was "Imua na pua lanakila Kaho'olawe, which has to do with the Kaho'olawe Environmental Restoration Plan.  The exhibit in the church was very informative and gave an insight into the history of Kaho'olawe and the plans to protect its' nature and beauty.

Many mahalos to my friend Alex for letting me use some of her great photos!!

Visit the website of Keawala'i Congregational Church  for information about the church and upcoming events.

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome, Julie, it is my pleasure. I am so glad you could attend the Lu'au!