The "Discover Moiliili Festival" is offers food, crafts and fun for the whole family.

‘Scare Your Socks Off’
at Moiliili Festival

The Discover Moiliili Festival is a two-part celebration honoring a small town with a long history and a big heart.

In the daytime, you'll find food and craft sales, cultural displays, crafts and children's activities -- all happening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Old Stadium Park, corner of South King and Isenberg streets.

At night, it's a "Scare Your Socks Off" storytelling contest, starting at 6 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads.

The day begins with the Shinnyo-en Taiko Drummers at 9 a.m. After that -- breakfast. Put together a meal of homemade breads and preserves or go for a chili dog, if your stomach calls for one. A Country Store and a General Store will offer homemade foods and handicrafts.

For your dose of history and culture, take in a photo exhibit of old Moiliili or sign up for a copy of "Moiliili -- the Life of a Community," an oral-history collection soon to be published.

"Scare Your Socks Off" honors Glen Grant, the local historian and collector of ghost stories who died last year. Grant was an active member of the Moiliili community and operated the Haunt, a mystery bookstore and coffee shop that continues to offer ghost tours of the area.

Prizes await the creepiest storytellers in the Grant tradition.

The details:

The Stadium Park festival is free, with a $3 fee for children's activities. Parking will be available at Kuhio School, Puck's Alley, the Japanese Cultural Center and Varsity Theatre, with a free shuttle running from the parking lot at Kuhio School to the park, with stops along King Street and at the cultural center.

Tickets to the storytelling competition are $3; $1 for children under 12. They are on sale at the Moiliili Community Center, Nui-mono, Puck's Alley Management Office and the Haunt.

The event is sponsored by Moiliili Community Center. Call: 955-1555.

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