Annual Golf Tournament

The Walnut Grove Bud­dhist Church annual golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at Wildhawk Golf Course in Sacramento.

This year’s fundraiser will help preserve the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church, built in 1927 by the Issei of Walnut Grove.

“This tournament has become an event that many look forward to supporting each year,” said Steve Hiro­moto, WGBC president.

The format is a four-man, best ball scramble, reverse shot­gun, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Men, women, and mixed teams are encouraged to participate.

This year’s tournament chairs are Aki Ito and Steve Hiromoto.

If you are not able to take part but would like to contrib­ute towards this fundraiser, please submit your contribu­tion by calling (916) 383-1321.

Entry fees start at $100 and includes green fee, cart, luncheon, and tee gift. Spon­sorship packages are available starting at $175. Deadline for registration is Thursday, Sept. 11.

Entry forms are available for download here (PDF) or by contacting the tour­nament chairs at (916) 383- 1321 or 233-6725.

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Annual Bazaar


Please mark your calendars for the weekend of July 5 and 6, 2014.  From 12 to 6 PM we will have Food and Games.

We offer Teriyaki Chicken, Chow Mein, Sushi, Somen and Manju and other baked goods!

We also have a Hot Dog and a Beer Booth

We have Bingo, and games for both young and old.

Come out to the Delta for a big happening in a small town!

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Organized by Barbara Takei and Janet Sakata, a showing of the documentary film, Issei: The First Generation was shown recently at the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church hondo. A capacity crowd, many of those former residents and/or those with ties to Walnut Grove, came to see the film, which was sponsored by the Buddhist Church and UCLA Aratani Endowed Chair, Lane Hirabayashi. The documentary, produced by filmmaker Toshi Washizu, features frank and oft-times moving and sometimes amusing interviews regarding the struggles and success of the pioneers who settled in and around Walnut Grove. Among those interviewed were Yasu Kawamura, then aged 95, and Kumajiro Murakami, aged 102. Many people may be interested in knowing that Mr. Washizu plans to make DVD copies available in the near future.

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We will have the honor of welcoming Socho Bishop Kodo Umezu to our church on Sunday, November 17. He is graciously making a special visit here to officiate
the Kieshiki Affirmation Service at 2:00 PM. Those who have registered to participate will receive their homyo (Buddhist name) during this service. The Bishop Kodo Umezu will also be the guest speaker at our Hoonko Service in the afternoon at 2:30 PM, immediately following the Affirmation ceremonies.

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