Event may be canceled due to liquor requirements

Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church has held its Tasteful Benefit for two years. It is a once-a-year, four-hour event on church grounds. Its focus is to build community, to enjoy food, to talk story and to help fund outreach ministries for work on Maui.

Our bishop’s warden recently went to the Department of Liquor Control to get a permit for the 2018 event. The man at the window, who had a gun in a holster, told him to get an appointment and come back. He did. He then was given a list of 25 requirements to complete to get a license for a once-a-year, four-hour charitable event. Trinity must now decide whether to cancel the event or move it to a place with a liquor license, which will mean less money going to the charities.

Paula Baldwin