Hawaii County recognizes hundreds of retired and senior volunteers

  • Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Darlene Ahuna entertains at the RSVP Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mamie Bramlett was recognized for volunteering 20 years with the RSVP program at the RSVP Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Estella Baoy, left, and Aiko Pennington are recognized by Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Maurice Messina for their years of volunteer service with RSVP at the Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • More than 300 volunteers attend the RSVP Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kealoha Sugiyama dances to “O Beautiful, Hawaii Nei” at the RSVP Recognition Event Wednesday.

  • 103-year-old Wally Ichishita was the oldest volunteer recognized at the RSVP Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.

  • Elderly Activities Division Director Roann Okamura, left and Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Maurice Messina honor Gladys Nanbu and Zachary DeBernardi for their years of volunteer service with RSVP at the Recognition Event Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — At 103 years old, Kona Acres resident Wally Ichishita continues to give back.