SANTA ANA–Almost half a million dollars was raised Sunday during groundblessing ceremonies for a new Armenian community center in Orange County. The ceremony was officiated by Western Prelate Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian.
The construction of the center has been organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation "Armen Garo" gomideh of Orange County–through whose efforts $245,000 was raised during the Sunday event.
Mr. & Mrs. Zohrab and Seta Ghazarian donated $150,000–the ARS "Sevan" chapter of Orange County contributed $50,000–Mr. & Mrs. Harout and Kim Adessian donated $25,000–while Viken Keulyan and Mr. & Mrs. Hrair and Kohar Jermagian each donated $10,000.
Details of the groundblessing ceremony will be featured in future editions of Asbarez Online.