The members of the Hawaii Island Palm Society (HIPS) celebrated the start of the club’s 40th anniversary year with a Night of Palms, Hula &Barbecue on Feb. 7 in Hilo.
More than 170 members and guests attended the sold-out event. Many went home with new palms for their gardens.
Attendees also enjoyed performances by Halau Na Wahine A Na Kane Punahele ‘O Ka Pu‘uwai. The current officers were unanimously approved for another year of volunteer service.
Find out more about HIPS or upcoming events and palm garden tours at www.hawaiiislandpalmsociety.com.