Cultural Fun Saturday At Trinity’s Makahiki

School parents Scot Willson and Caro Willson-Scott of Waimanalo display the T-shirt they designed for Trinity Christian School's inaugural Makahiki, set for Oct. 26 in Kailua. Photo from Nancy Keegan.

It’s been a year in the making, but Trinity Christian School’s inaugural Makahiki Saturday should be nothing short of epic.

The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity’s makai campus at Kailua United Methodist Church (KUMC), featuring a smorgasbord of food and activities, payable by scrips, which cost $1 each.

Among the festivities are cultural demonstrations, hula and musical performances, Hawaiian crafts for keiki, a dunking booth, white elephant sale, country store and, not surprisingly, all kinds of food.

Vendors – including Usborne Books, Leilani Nursery, Creations by Aunty Mikie, Kaniwai Jewelry, Partners in Development, Glorify His Name Christian Apparel and Juice Plus – will offer products ranging from gourmet dressing to handmade jewelry and organic fruit.

Founded in 1981, TCS currently has an enrollment of 320 students in pre-K through grade 12, who are instructed following the school’s mission to provide a classically based, Christian-oriented education.

The makai campus consists of 12 classrooms and two offices. These are rented from KUMC and Kailua Baptist Church because of the school’s tripling in size over the past six years. Trinity began with a pre-K to grade 6 enrollment, but now includes a full high school. It maintains its original campus at 875 Auloa Road in Maunawili but, according to officials, hopes to create a unified campus one day.

KUMC is located at 1110 Kailua Road, and parking is available on site, with overflow at Faith Baptist Church. For details, call 262-8501.