A renewal of vows ceremony “Celebration of Love,” was held on February 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville.
There were 13 couples participating: Donald & Donna Catron (20 years); Floyd & Teddie Merritt (23); Ted & Marsha Weasma (31); Gary & Esperanza Jackson (36); Salvador & Alma Jimenez (43); Florian & Susan Domino (50); John & Brigid Kemppainen (50); Glenn & April Mellem (50); Joseph & Anastasia De Rosa (51); Jaime & Naomi Camilo (51); Saul & Cora Peters (56); Glenn & Joyce Ann Howard (62); and Richard & Marie Maxfield (67).
Each couple renewed their pledge to each other, with the help of Chaplain Joy Jeannette, who officiated at the ceremony.
Afterwards, the couples enjoyed time with family and friends who came from near and far to help them celebrate. Each couple got to cut their own miniature wedding cake, and then many danced the afternoon away.
Inter Valley Health Plan hosted the event, and Community Liaison Marcie Lerner stated that the couples have been married an average of 45 years. Their stories of falling in love touched her heart.
Other sponsors included St. Joseph Health/St. Mary, Premier Healthcare, VNA California, Heritage Senior Care, Community Hospice and OneCare.
For more information on Inter Valley Health Plan, visit www.ivhp.com or search for them on Facebook.