Puna residents reflect on eruption, future during block party

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Hand decorated flags fly Saturday during Activate Puna Downtown Pahoa Block Party in Pahoa.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Just Tom puts a lei on one of his chickens as it sits on 8-year-old Petunia Logan's head Saturday during Activate Puna Downtown Pahoa Block Party in Pahoa.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Jesse Whitfield-Snell, 5, and Israa Underwood, 3, drive Underwood's toy car through the crowd Saturday during Activate Puna Downtown Pahoa Block Party in Pahoa.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Petunia Logan, 8, center, holds one of Just Tom's chickens on her shoulder with Devyn Resnick, left, Saturday during Activate Puna Downtown Pahoa Block Party in Pahoa.

A block party held in Pahoa on Saturday gave lower Puna residents a chance to reconnect with each other and celebrate their home that remains scarred by last year’s Kilauea eruption.