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Kilgore Couple Celebrate 68th Wedding Anniversary with Candle-lit Meal and Vow Renewals

Senior residents of Arabella of Kilgore, Carol and Frank M., experienced what we dub a Miracle Moment on April 6, 2023 at 2103 Chandler Street, Kilgore, TX, 75662.

The team at Arabella of Kilgore surprised the couple with an intimate candlelit lunch on the day of their 68th wedding anniversary. The tablecloth colors were light green, Carol’s favorite color, and accented with yellow roses, her favorite flower.

Arabella of Kilgore | Carol and Frank's Miracle Moment.
Carol and Frank

The meal, made by Arabella of Kilgore’s culinary department, was cheeseburgers and french fries, a recreation of their meal during their first date! Then, for dessert, they enjoyed bread pudding brought in from McKay’s Restaurant in Kilgore.

Frank dressed in a very special shirt reading “First Love Last Love” featuring photos of their wedding day and current. He surprised Carol when he came home on leave from the Navy with her name tattooed on his arm in the 1950s.

Knowing that Carol was his home base got Frank through his Navy service. The couple says they’ve grown together from eating one simple meal a day to now enjoying their time together at their Kilgore senior living community.

After the meal, the couple performed a beautiful vow renewal ceremony in the community’s sunroom. KETK even visited and captured the wonderful day.

At Civitas Senior Living communities like Arabella of Kilgore, the staff will choose a resident or a couple every quarter to celebrate them through the My Miracle Moment program. Through the program, there have been numerous parties and reunions, vow renewals, hot air balloon rides, two-stepping, and walking marathons.

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Come visit us at Arabella of Kilgore in East Texas for fun and camaraderie. We provide services that allow seniors to age in place, from independent living and assisted living to memory care. Contact us via our online form and schedule a tour today.

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