For more than 20 years, the Holy Nativity Hawaii Thrift Shop in ‘Aina Haina has held its annual Fall Festival and Christmas Sale in November to support local charities. This year the event has grown to include food trucks, live entertainment, and activities for kids.
The 2014 Fall Festival and Christmas Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Holy Nativity Church, 5286 Kalaniana‘ole Highway. It’s free and open to the public.
The gym will be filled with gently used and brand new donated goods including jewelry, artwork, books, clothing, kids’ toys and Christmas ornaments. There will also be a silent auction that will feature rare collectibles and antiques.
Every year the Fall Festival and Christmas Sale raises money for local charities. The beneficiaries are selected by the dozens of volunteers who help at the thrift shop. Last year the event lured more than 1,000 people and raised $15,000, which was split among three nonprofits. Proceeds from this year's sale will benefit Hale Kipa, Meals on Wheels, and Family Promise Hawaii.
In addition to the Christmas sale, the Fall Festival will feature seven food vendors serving delicious treats and eats:
Eat Da Bowl (soup bowls, sandwiches and other specialty dishes)
Kau Kau Grill (local-style plate lunches)
Kettle Corn Hawaii (sweet and salty popcorn)
Kona Ice (shave ice)
Ono Pops (gourmet popsicles using local ingredients)
Pop Pop Donuts (freshly made mini donuts)
Yaya Thai (Thai food)
The event will also feature a Keiki Fun Zone, where kids can get their faces painted and make holiday ornaments.
The entertainment lineup includes Roslyn Catracchia, Cory Oliveros, Ryan Souza, Megann Sala, Friends of Ohia Productions and more.
This year some of the money raised by the Fall Festival and Christmas Sale will go towards the restoration of the Holy Nativity Gym, which was built in 1958. The gym is part of the church’s community center and is used by basketball and volleyball leagues and for karate, jujitsu and aerobic classes. It’s long been an affordable venue for local organizations that need a space for classes.
For more information, contact Nolan Hong at 386-7868 firstname.lastname@example.org.