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A hand for marriage: St. Paul Park church celebrates long-married couples

John and Peggy Tauzell hold hands during a special mass Tuesday morning at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church to celebrate couples who have been married for 50 years or more. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner1 / 2
"Crazy George," as he calls himself, serenades the St. Thomas Aquinas Church couples with his accordion during a lunch Tuesday in celebration of couples married more than 50 years. Bulletin photo by Elena Christensen2 / 2

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park celebrated couples who have been married 50 years or more during a special mass Tuesday.

The Rev. Greg Esty led the service, a church tradition for the past 18 years.

Those who have lost a married partner they were married to for 50 years were also invited to attend. Following the service, a luncheon was served in the parish activity center.

See the upcoming print edition of the Bulletin for more on the anniversary event.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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