My dad was heavily involved in the local Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, culminating in his year as President a few years before he died. When word spread that he was terminal, they decided to rename their annual Day in the Park after him. My mom took a more active role in the chamber after he died (which I think mainly involves weekly meetings with a bunch of my dad’s friends that are actually happy hours).

They interviewed my cutie patootie mom for a news segment.

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2012/04/16/video-new-carvalho-park-hosts-portuguese-day-event/

Related: Now I’m starving.