Summerfest committee announces the “First Couple” for their First Annual SummerFest Wedding held at this year’s event in late June. Wedding Bells will chime when Jennifer Brown walks down Main Street to meet her prince, Harry L. Cales Jr., at the main stage. The nuptials will take place on the Main Stage at SummerFest on June 25, 2011 at 3pm before an audience of family, friends and event visitors. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Dreama Adkins and Garrettsville Mayor Craig Moser. After the ceremony the couple will be whisked away for a private reception held at a local venue.
Jennifer grew up In Garrettsville and Harry grew up in Windham and the couple first met at the Old Mill in Garrettsville when they were just thirteen years old. The relationship took a few years to blossom, but by the time they were freshman in high school they had become a couple and have been so ever since.
Their family became a threesome when Makenzie was born six years ago. The couple said winning this contest is making their wedding dream a reality. They both claim finances have prevented them from tying the knot, so with the help of the area’s businesses they will now be able to have a wedding they have been dreaming about for some time.
The couple will receive flowers for the bride and groom, invitations, wedding cake, photography, small cake and punch reception, a night’s stay at the Hiram Inn, wine from the local wineries and they will ride in Sunday’s Grand Parade as part of the wedding package. They may also choose to upgrade any item in the package for a nominal cost.
The wedding isn’t the only nuptial ceremony taking place at SummerFest. Prior to the wedding Bill and Noreen Siegner will renew their wedding vows at SummerFest as well. This couple thought SummerFest would be the perfect venue to renew their vows before family, friends and other guests of the event, since it is only a few days prior to their 30th wedding anniversary.
Noreen was raised in the Garrettsville area and Bill grew up in Twinsburg. The two met at a church service in Hudson and it was love at first sight. Sixteen months later they said “I do.” The couple makes their home in Windham and are the proud parents of Noah and Josiah. They also have one grandson, Isaac, who is almost a year old, who also lives in Windham. When the couple is not spending time with their family they can be found at Covenant Bible Church, where Bill serves as Minister of Music and Noreen runs the sound system. The Siegners credit their longevity as a couple to their commitment to Christ. They said without Him at the center of their lives they would have not made it this far.
The renewal couple will receive a gift basket from local merchants, including a dinner for two at Main Street Grille and Brewing Company in Garrettsville. They also will ride in Sunday’s Grand Parade. Congratulations to both couples!
The following businesses contributing to the wedding package are: Art n Flowers, Bay Window, Sky Drive Thru, Cellar Winery, Hiram Inn, Candlelight Winery, Miller’s Family Restaurant, Carolyn’s Cakes, Main Street Grille & Brewing Company, Villager Printing, and Ronda Brady Photography.
This year’s SummerFest is sponsored by Charles Chevrolet-Buick, Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce, Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services and the Weekly Villager. The festival is traditionally held the last weekend in June at the corners of S.R.82 and S.R. 88 in downtown Garrettsville. More information can be found at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com