Summer Festa helps raise funds for Portuguese center

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Volunteers with the Big Island Portuguese Club make malasadas for attendees at the Summer Festa at the Mooheau Park Bandstand in Hilo on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Ruby Larioza, left, and Peggy Lunderman look for relatives in books that list more than 22,000 Portuguese immigrants, which was curated by Kahealani Martins Curammeng, during the Summer Festa at the Mooheau Park Bandstand in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Malasadas are fried for the Big Island Portuguese Culture Center Summer Festa at the Mooheau Park Bandstand in Hilo on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Susan Lopez puts sugar on hot malasadas while volunteering with the Big Island Portuguese Club at the Summer Festa at the Mooheau Park Bandstand in Hilo on Saturday.

People gathered around the Mooheau Park Bandstand to experience live music and Portuguese culture on Saturday afternoon during Summer Festa in Hilo.