I went to the ground breaking for the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center being built here. I had written about my experiences on the advisory committee for the theatre portion of the center a couple times in the past.
This is where the community center will be built.
The theatre portion will be named for Jack Lord who bequeathed $4.5 million to the project.
Here is a picture of the blessing of the grounds. Unfortunately, my camera shut down while I thought I was taking pictures of the actual ground breaking. That’s what I get for holding the camera above my head instead of looking through the view finder where I would have noticed the problem.
The women are holding a triple strand maile lei which is untied indicating an opening which is more propitious in Hawaiian tradition. Cutting it as is practiced with ribbons inaugurating new buildings is seen as negative gesture due to the severing that occurs.