Friday, June 5, 2009

20 Military Couples Say "I Do"

June 5, 2009

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kim Scofi, Chapter President
20 Military Couples Say "I Do"
Operation Homefront Georgia hosts a dream wedding for 20 Ft. Benning couples, June 13.
Columbus, GA - June 13, 2009

Marriage for many begins with a budget, calendar and a long list of dreams. Stir into the mix cost of living, military careers and multiple deployments and you have military couples marrying at the Justice of the Peace. 20 couples with Ft. Benning ties will have the opportunity June 13th to have the wedding of their dreams and memories for a lifetime as they join Operation Homefront Georgia in Operation Wedding Bells.

Military WeddingBrides will don beautiful designer gowns and veils generously donated by Alfred Angelo of Miami, FL to Operation Homefront Georgia as they walk down the aisle to meet the Soldier of their dreams at the Columbus Botanical Gardens. Each bride received not only the dress and headpiece but professional hair design, manicure, pedicure and make up application to truly feel like a princess. Thanks to the generosity of the Columbus Botanical Gardens these wonderful couples and their guests will have a spectacular outdoor wedding in a beautiful garden setting. The Columbus Botanical Gardens not only donated the space for the wedding, but the volunteers to serve as ushers and attendants and designed and created all of the flowers to include bouquets. Hooters of America, a corporate sponsor of Operation Homefront will provide food and beverage for all of the couples and their guests (250) along with a very special honeymoon for one lucky couple that day.

"The couples participating have faced a variety of issues which precluded them from every girls dream wedding. We want to give these military members and their betrothed a memory to hold onto as these families will face a long deployment soon enough. Operation Homefront Georgia is committed to supporting these wonderful Soldiers and the Families of Ft. Benning along with all installations around the state."said, Kim Scofi, Chapter President, Operation Homefront Georgia.

WHO: 20 Ft. Benning Couples & Operation Homefront Georgia
WHAT: Operation Wedding Bells & Vow Renewals
WHEN: 13 June, 2009 5:00 PM
WHERE: Columbus Botanical Gardens, 3603 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 706-327-8400

About Operation Homefront Georgia

Operation Homefront Georgia provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront Georgia leads more than 400 volunteers in Georgia, and has provided critical assistance to more than 8,000 military families in need. Operation Homefront, Inc. hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online. For more information, please visit Operation Homefront Georgia and Homefront Online.
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1 comment:

  1. Mentioning this as my main topic in "The Blog of Columbus" Sunday, 14 June.