Black/VanBrandt wedding 11.05.08

Written by David Green.

Lynette VanBrandt and Dr. Grant Black were united in marriage July 26, 2008, at the Historic Oliver Gardens, Center for History in South Bend, Ind. Rev. James Williams performed the ceremony.

The bride was given away by her oldest brother, Neil VanBrandt.wedding.black.vanbrandt.jpg

Roseann Miller of Morenci, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Schmidt of Morenci, sister of the bride; friends of the bride, Candice Rance of Bristol, Ind., and Melissa Leman of Forest, Va.; and Jourdan Kruchowski of St. Louis, Mo., cousin of the groom. Caroline Black of Wildwood, Mo., the groom’s niece, was flower girl.

Carrol Black, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Todd Black, of Wildwood, Mo., brother of the groom; and friends of the groom, Ken Mayger of Cumming, Ga., Curtis Campbell of North Mankato, Minn., and Jerome Spivey of Atlanta, Ga. Carter VanBrandt, of Clayton, Mich., the bride’s nephew, was ring bearer.

A luncheon reception followed the ceremony in the gardens.  The newest married and longest married couples were honored during the reception, and guests were entertained by a caricature artist.

The couple honeymooned in the Adirondacks of New York and have made their home in Mishawaka, Ind.

Roseann is the daughter of Barbara (and Jon) Wright of Morenci, and the late Cyril VanBrandt. 

Grant is the son of Carrol and Lorene Black of Maryland Heights, Mo.

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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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