In a first of it’s kind event in the High Desert, 12 couples took part in a ceremony to renew their vows at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 12.
Marriages ranged from just seven years (Rafael & Yolanda Alvarado) to 64 years (Dan & Dottie Romero).
The other honored couples were: Charlie & Julie Atkins Smith (30 yrs); Donald & Glenda Epperson (62); Foster & Sherri Holt (20); Joe & Frances Ignacio (58); Thomas & Johanna Jacobs (55);
Maurice & Janet Richmond (52); Benjamin & Carolina Trejo (33); Tommy and Nan Thomsen (63); Bert & Suzanne Williams (57); and, Rube & Angel Copeland-Wolf (31).
Inter Valley Health Plan sponsored the event, organized by Marcie Lerner, community liaison for the company. Other sponsors included VNA California, Home Instead Senior Care, Valley Crest
Memory Care, The Desert Cottage, and Community Hospice of Victor Valley.
Inter Valley Health Plan offers fun and educational events for people age 55+ at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center in Victorville. For more information, call 800-251-8191 x 625 or TTY/TDD 800-505-7150, 7 days a week, 7:30 am to 8 pm or visit www.forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents. RSVP’s are required to attend events.