HONAUNAU, Hawaii – The Honaunau Rodeo Arena improvement project is finished, and on Saturday South Kona celebrated.
Mayor Billy Kenoi and Councilwoman Maile Medeiros David saddled up and rode into the new arena with wide smiles, joining the South Kona rodeo community to bless the facility.
The blessing ceremony included comments from Council Chair Dru Mamo Kanuha and Karen Eoff, and featured a special presentation by the Kona Roping Club before a blessing by Kumu Ke’ala Ching.
The $5.4 million project reconstructed the rodeo arena, improved on-site utilities, installed new covered seating for over 700 spectators, a new judges’ stand, restrooms, parking lot, and a pavilion for community events, the county says.
by Big Island Video News
HONAUNAU (BIVN) - Hawaii County officials join the South Kona community to celebrate the completion of a $5.4 million renovation of the Honaunau Rodeo Arena and the Big Island’s paniolo heritage.