A special note of thanks to Kris Lara for her help with this article.
Couples, dressed in semi-formal attire, gathered at Maggiano’s Restaurant at the Rim for a special evening designed to remind couples of the little things that keep a marriage alive – things that can often be forgotten or taken for granted. The mood was set with heart shaped balloons and chocolate decorating the tables. Building Blocks for a Healthy Marriage was the theme of this magical evening.
Chaplain Thompson started the evening with some ‘ice breaker’ games which require couples to interact with each other and other couples. Except for the entrée which each individual selected, appetizers and dinner were served family style thus everyone was able to sample several different dishes. By all reports the meal and service were outstanding.
Later the guest speaker, Dr. Yancosek, spoke about how important communication is to a healthy relationship. She stressed that couples need to honor and respect each other and how to reconnect during troubled times. Dr. Yancosek’s presentation was followed by Mrs. Thompson who reiterated the importance of communication in maintaining and strengthening a marriage. She also shared information about their new baby boy.
Entertainment was provided by Kezia Brel who played the guitar and sang while the couples socialized. A total of 44 people attended the event.
To view more photos from the event click this link https://wwnebo.org/photos and select the album “Evening of Elegance”.