March 9, 2020
Dear Watsonville Temple Members,
We know everyone has been concerned about all the news regarding COVID-19, or Corona Virus. COVID-19 virus is projected to effect many individuals in their own personal health, personal well-being, and activities.
Our concerns are the health and spiritual welfare of our temple members and guests of our temple. Your Watsonville Temple Board members has the same concerns.
With this in mind, the Watsonville Temple Board has decided to cancel this years Hanamatsuri Festival AND Hanamatsuri Service.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this decision may have cause you. This decision, as well as deciding what to do with future temple services and activities and events, is what the board felt is most beneficial for our Sangha and community guests.
Respectfully in Gassho,
Rev. Jay Shinseki, Resident Minister Watsonville Buddhist Temple
Ken Tanimoto, Watsonville Buddhist Temple President