Puna park renamed in Kenoi’s memory

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Billy Kenoi's family, center, and other friends, family and county officials symbolically plant a Ko'u tree for Kenoi during a ceremony to rename Pahoa District Park in honor of the former Hawaii County Mayor in Pahoa on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

Laughter was abundant Wednesday as more than a hundred people celebrated and honored William “Billy” Kenoi with stories and prayers in Pahoa on the anniversary of his passing.