A FAIR AT HILO UNION SCHOOL
This past Saturday there was held a fair on the school grounds of Hilo Union, under the direction of the parents of the students of this school.
The activities began at 1 in the afternoon until the evening. The classrooms on the first floor was where the work of the children being taught at that school were placed, so that the parents could view them. There were also flowers on display. There was also a large bag, and from within this bag an item was given to the the parents and the people who came.
In an area near the kitchen, there were tables of all sorts of goods from all the ethnicities. One of the tables was filled with all the many delicacies of the Hawaiians. Haupia, laulau, and the other good foods of the Hawaiians. On the table of the Chinese, there was Chinese foods like Chinese candy, rice made into sweets, and many other Chinese items. On the Japanese one, was Japanese goods, and so too with the Portuguese table, they had Portuguese bread. On all of these tables, the people taking care of the items were dressed in the clothing of their people.
Near the kitchen, there was a place decorated by Miss Alice Spencer. On this table, tea to drink was served by girls dressed in aprons of all colors skillfully [made?] by Miss Spencer. The decorations on these tables were identical to the clothes of the girls serving tea to those who wanted to drink tea. In one of the rooms all the way at the bottom of the school, a movie was shown, and this is something always done, and the teachers thought it would be good for the parents to see the type of movie seen all the time by the children. Below that play house of the children in times of rain, there were other activities to do, set up by the teachers, and it was thought that these activities would entertain the children, parents, and friends of this school.
[Just passed by Hilo Union the other day and thought I’d put this article up that I had put aside some time ago.]
(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/3/1927, p. 2)