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November Newsletter

Did You Hear about the Runaway Groom?

The family of a bride-to-be, whose fiancé got cold feet and called off their wedding, decided to turn the extravagant $35,000 event into a feast for the homeless.

The bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said Sunday that rather than cancel the reception, they invited Sacramento’s homeless for a once-in-a-lifetime meal Saturday at the Citizen Hotel, one of the city’s finest venues.

She said they had already paid for a reception that would have hosted 120 guests. About 90 homeless single people, grandparents and whole families with newborns showed up and enjoyed a meal that included appetizers, salad, gnocchi, salmon, and even tri-tip roast. Some even dressed up for the occasion.

Erika Craycraft arrived with her husband and five children. “To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” Craycraft told KCRA-TV.


I (Dan) am blessed to be surrounded by a multitude of really generous, really kind people.

People. who lend a hand, help others, play music, maintain the building, lead groups, encourage others, share their smiles, their time, their energy, their resources, pray, send cards, mow the lawn, prepare meals, etc.

Thank You.

God bless and have a great Thanksgiving