Members of OCBC and special guests pose in front of the new Hondo following the dedication ceremony. (Photo by GREG GOODMAN)
By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer
ANAHEIM — More than 750 people turned out Oct. 8 for the long-awaited dedication of the newly renovated Hondo (main hall) at Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim.
The invitation-only ceremony marked the completion of OCBC’s 50th Anniversary Project. Phase 1 was the new Social Hall; Phase 2 was the Hondo as well as the onaijin (altar area) and courtyard. The total cost, raised over the last 10 years, was $9.3 million.