PUNA (HawaiiNewsNow) -A block party on the Big Island Saturday celebrated the Puna community coming together one year after the Kilauea eruption.
The hard-hit community is still working to bring life back to full normalcy following the life-changing 2018 eruption.
At the block party, two murals were unveiled to the public. They included pieces painted on Pahoa High and Intermediate School along with the community aquatic center.
One of the murals depicts Hawaii Island’s landscape from fiery volcano to the cooling waves of the ocean.
The block party also featured food and entertainment. An art exhibit utilizing 3,000 ‘Puna Strong’ flags also opened.
The proceeds from the event will benefit several Puna organizations. That includes Kua O Ka La Charter School, whose campus was consumed by the lava.