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The Lakes a Wedding and Party Place

Heilmans Mill, North Carolina

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The Lakes a Wedding and Party Place logo

The Lakes a Wedding and Party Place

Heilmans Mill, North Carolina

(59)

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Charles Efird

29 April 2019

very good place to get mary at

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Judy

2 February 2019

I have been a guest at several weddings at The Lakes and have always enjoyed the events! The gardens, gazebo, and lakes are just beautiful and allow for great photo opportunities. My husband told me he was taking the kids and I out for my birthday but, pulled into The Lakes to meet one of his clients for something. He then told me to run inside someone wants to meet the kids. Surprise, it was a birthday party for me. The food was amazing, I became a little emotional when I saw a three-tier cake, I felt so special. Deanna kept up with me the entire night, always had a big bubbly smile and made sure the evening was perfect for everyone. Every single staff member was smiling and attentive. It was an evening I'll remember forever. Can't wait for the next event at The Lakes. More...

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Judy

2 February 2019

I have been a guest at several weddings at The Lakes and have always enjoyed the events! The gardens, gazebo, and lakes are just beautiful and allow for great photo opportunities. My husband told me he was taking the kids and I out for my birthday but, pulled into The Lakes to meet one of his clients for something. He then told me to run inside someone wants to meet the kids. Surprise, it was a birthday party for me. The food was amazing, I became a little emotional when I saw a three-tier cake, I felt so special. Deanna kept up with me the entire night, always had a big bubbly smile and made sure the evening was perfect for everyone. Every single staff member was smiling and attentive. It was an evening I'll remember forever. Can't wait for the next event at The Lakes. More...

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Mackennon Watson

29 January 2019

Had our wedding there and it went off with a hich haha. Great place. Thanks Deanna!

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Vanessa Volonino

30 December 2018

Deanna and her staff are absolutely amazing! She completely takes the stress away from your big day! Deanna took care of everything and made my day memorable! Beautiful outside ceremony and beautifully decorated reception hall, wonderful food and awesome cake! I highly recommend The Lakes! Thank you Deanna! More...

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Ingrid Clayton

1 October 2018

Deanna you are a beautiful person, I am so happy you took the time with us from the beginning to the end to make everything perfect. My daughter (Tashara) was made to feel so comfortable and relax on her day, the place was decorated beautiful, the food was delicious ( I recommend the Pot Roast to anyone planning an Event). The staff is so friendly and helpful in every way possible, and please do not forget the DJ and the Bartender they were on point! All my guest had such a great time.Again thanks Deanna you are the Best!!!!! More...

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Jessica Smith

1 October 2018

5 stars! This past weekend I had the weddings of my dreams to an amazing man. The wedding was so beautiful and was 100% stress free thanks to Deanna. She made sure to include any request I had no matter how small or silly they may have been. She allowed us to arrive early to accommodate us getting our makeup and hair done and prepared us lunch! The best part to me was at the end of the night we did not have to worry about who was going to stay behind to clean up. Everything down to the clean up was included. If you want a stress free wedding or if your not getting married and just want a stress free event planned i 100% recommend the lakes. If I had to do all over again I would not have changed one thing! More...

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Tiffany Shoub-McRee

25 July 2018

I got married at The Lakes in Nov 2012. Deanna, and her staff did such a great job. They made my husband, and I's day so special. Everything was beautiful, the food was great. Could not be anymore happy with how everything turned out. More...

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Tammy Connell Robinson

25 July 2018

The Lakes is my sister's business. She has been making bride and groom's wedding dreams come true for over 30 years. Deanna and her staff go over and beyond to make your day "your" special day, customized for you only. Please look no further until you give her a try! More...

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Scott Benedict

25 July 2018

Our wedding was more than my lovely bride imagined. Deanna is more like family now than just the owner. Thank you very much.

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Zhae Callaway

25 July 2018

The Lakes was absolutely amazing! Everything that I imagined my big day would be. Deanna went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect. Thank you so much Deanna!

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Katie Buskill

25 July 2018

Deanna and her staff made my son & daughter-in-law's wedding day a true success! We didn't have to worry about anything! A great time was had by all and special memories were made to cherish! More...

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Wendy Godwin

25 July 2018

Awesome place! My wedding was perfect because of Deanna. I highly recommend this place for a wedding.

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Amy LeAnn Herman-Benedict

25 July 2018

I loved everything about it. I had a great experience with my wedding. It was way more than I every expected....thank you very much for the experience and all of the stuff were wonderful in every way

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Tiffany Wilson Steele

25 July 2018

I've known Deanna for many years and when it came time for me to plan my wedding there was no question...I knew she was the best and could/would make my special day perfect...and that she did! Deanna is amazing, she has many years experience, best food and cake you can ask for, covers all the details, and high integrity! More...

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Aimee Sides McMillan

25 July 2018

Thank you to Deanna and her staff for making my daughters wedding so perfect!! The decor and food were exactly what she asked for and everything turned out better than we could have ever expected!

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Ashley Pethel

25 July 2018

Defiantly would recommend this place to anyone, we just went and talked for the first time today! And already we know where we're going to have our wedding! Tons of space and it's a one stop place pretty much! They help with everything and it takes so much stress off you knowing you don't have a million places to go for different things! The lady is super nice and makes you feel right at home! More...

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Janice Cumbie

25 July 2018

Simply the best place around for your magical day. Deanna is amazing and while planning my wedding became a great friend. Her staff is wonderful and everything was perfect. Love Deanna and The Lakes ❤ xoxo. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Ken Thomas

25 July 2018

The Lakes is a beautiful venue all year round indoors and outside. They are always just great people to work with and a wonderful venue that has plenty of photography opportunities on their beautifully landscaped grounds. My brides that have had their weddings there always falls in love with Deanna the owner. Deanna always blows them away with all of her creative creations and goes beyond the brides wedding expectations. I highly recommend The Lakes for your wedding or any event. More...

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Stephanie Collins

25 July 2018

Had our wedding here and it was beyond amazing. The food was delicious. Deanna goes up and beyond to make it go smoothly and perfectly. The lakes can do everything and anything that you want so that you hardly have to lift a finger. Our wedding was beautiful and classy. More...

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Brenda Moore-Hayes

25 July 2018

The Lakes was awesome.Mrs.Deanna and the staff.everything was so beautiful and everything went well everyone had such a beautiful time.We couldn't have picked a better place for my daughters wedding.the staff was on top of everything.all night they were asking guest do they need anything.can i help
You with something.they were just Amazing.I give the Lakes a 10 star .
.Thanks for making erica's dream come true.The decorations the food was outstanding.
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Jordan Pierce

25 July 2018

Out of all the venues I have shot at this one is hands down the best! They work with the couples as well as the photographer and videographer! Any time a couple asks me if I have any suggestions on where to do their wedding I will refer here! Love this place! More...

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Amelia Darling

25 July 2018

My fiancée & I made the decision to have our wedding here after we searched & toured countless venues & noting could measure up. We fell in love as soon as we walked in the doors & Deanna made sure to let us know that she would be there for us at anytime for anything we needed! I know our wedding will be beautiful & Deanna will do her best to make it a stress free day for us! More...

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Amanda Burnette Hooks

25 July 2018

The Lakes is just beautiful and Deanna is wonderful to work with!

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Suzanne Jones

25 July 2018

I just want to say thank you to every one at the Lakes! My daughter got married yesterday .The staff was wonderful and professional. They treated us like Queens and kings. They were also great to our guest. And the decorations and service were awesome! I know we will use them some day when my son decides it is his turn! I just want to say thank you to all for making us feel like family! More...

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Kate Spurlock White

25 July 2018

We had a beautiful wedding and reception there! Deanna was always quick to provide answers and helpful suggestions. On our wedding day everything went like clockwork - exactly as she said it would. As the bride, I literally had no stress and had a blast at my own wedding. Have your wedding here - you will literally feel like a queen for the day! Guests loved the food and the Doug as the DJ was awesome!!! More...

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Carla Petch

25 July 2018

Deanna and the staff made our wedding the best. Words cannot describe how beautiful the decorations were. The food was excellent and the cake was out of this world delicious. I would highly recommend this venue if you want perfection More...

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Tanya Shannon

3 July 2018

The Lakes is a very warm and invitingly elegant place to have a function. I had my wedding there last year and EVERYTHING went very well. I was so overwhelmed at how beautiful things were!! The staff was great!! The owner especially was very wonderful! I just absolutely love The Lakes! My husband does also because HE is the one who found it. So, that made it even more special. More...

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derrick polk

29 June 2018

Didn't really expect much looking at the front of the building
But oh my what a wonderful place it turned out to be

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Ashley Pethel

29 May 2018

This place is honestly like a fairy tale! Everything is so elegantly done and beautiful! The people who own it are amazing! She even played the role of my wedding mom bc my mom wasn't there. Truly blessed to have had my wedding here! They make you feel like family ❤ More...

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Chelsea Price

29 May 2018

These place is AMAZING!!! From the ground up. Amazing scenery to all the amazing workers. I literally recommend them to anyone for ANY kind of gathering/party/wedding

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John MacPherson

29 May 2018

Amazing venue! Super clean and very classy. Have hosted as well as attended several events, and weddings here. Always a great atmosphere and planning on hosting another party here very soon!

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Zhae McMillan

2 March 2018

I had a flawless and amazing wedding front start to finish here. Deanna and her staff went above and beyond to make sure my special day was nothing short of smooth going and memorable. Thank you so much Deanna?

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Matthew Morales

4 August 2017

This place is an Event Hall with gorgeous views, a beautifully lit deck, full kitchen, supportive staff and spacious interior.

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Debi

26 March 2017

We had our consultation with Deanna and loved that everything is included. Also how she takes care of it all. She was very nice and kept my fiancé attention. We have changed our wedding date but are still having it there. Very nice venue. And we're excited to have our wedding there. I give 5/5 for the value and consultation! More...

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User4599975

9 December 2014

Dee & her crew are absolutely amazing. She made my special day a dream come true!!!

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Tiffany

8 December 2014

Deanna and Doug went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. If you want a stress free day, and wedding planning process this is the place to go. Deanna's attention to detail is amazing. Everything down to our bouquets and boutonnières were absolutely beautiful and everything was better than we imagined it would be. And the food is delicious. Our family and friends still talk about how delicious the food was. We would recommend The Lakes to anyone, and promise you will not be disappointed. More...

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Amanda

26 November 2014

We had an amazing wedding thanks the whole Lakes staff! We absolutely love Deanna!

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Holly

29 September 2014

Deanna and her staff were wonderful! She was great to work with and made our wedding perfect. Everything was the way we wanted and they took great care of us and our guests the whole night. She decorated the venue beautifully and even used some of the homemade items we brought it. She booked the dj, cake, catering, and dj for us which made our wedding planning so simple. We were excited at how stress free the experience was and how we were able to really enjoy the wedding and reception because she took care of everything. I tell everyone how wonderful she is and recommend her to everyone I meet who is getting married. More...

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Margaret

22 May 2014

Deanna and her staff are amazing!!! Everything for my wedding was absolutely perfect!!! The location is also so beautiful!! The owner Deanna helps with a lot of the planning which takes a lot of the stress off!!!! Hands down best place to get married!!!! More...

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Joann

11 April 2014

Deanna made our last minute planning easy, and took so much stress off of us, by being prepared and having everything in place. It was a rainy day, but it was a beautiful day for a wedding. The food prepared by she and her staff was awesome. It's a shame we can't have dinner there more often. I loved the venue, and made a great friend by working with Deanna and her staff. More...

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wendy

2 November 2013

My groom and I had an awesome experience. It was all about us and what we want.

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Vicki

5 July 2013

Deanna, Doug and the entire staff at The Lakes are wonderful! Whether taking a year to plan your wedding or only a few weeks, as in my case, they are a one-stop-shop and make everything so easy! I highly recommend them for any special event. I had so many compliments about how nice the staff was, how fantastic the food was and how everyone loved Doug and his DJ/singing skills. The only thing they can't control is Mother Nature....but a back-up plan is always ready. Thank you for sharing in our day and making it fun and memorable! More...

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Karen

5 July 2013

Deanna and staff a pleasure to work with. Everything was just as planned and even more . We will recommend this venue to others!

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Melissa

23 May 2013

Deanna and her staff are awesome! They made a rainy day feel like it was full of sunshine inside. Deanna planned all of my flowers, cake, etc based upon emails between us since I live out of state and it all turned out even better than what I had imagined. Her staff is friendly, customer-service oriented and treated us all like we were family. My entire wedding party and guests loved the wedding and reception and haven't stopped talking about it. Not only did we wind up with an awesome wedding, but we gained friends out of it too. I would recommend the Lakes to anyone looking for a beautiful venue and folks that do it all and make you feel like family while they are doing it. You can tell that Deanna, Doug and her staff love what they do and it shows in every little detail. Thank you again for all that you did for us to make our day special!! More...

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Laurie

26 February 2013

My daughter, Megan, was married at the Lakes on September 21, 2012. It was perfect. Deanna Winstead helped us plan the wedding and she took care of all the details. We didn't have to worry about anything. It made the entire process completely stress-free. Everyone at the wedding was wooing and awing over everything. All I could say was "Deanna took care of it and that was included in the price." I could never have decorated for a reception like she Deanna on the budget we had in mind. It was beautiful. I strongly recomment Deanna and the Lakes for a stress free wedding. It would not be a nightmare for the bride or the mother of the bride. More...

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Ray

22 January 2013

We held a wedding rehearsal dinner at The Lakes on January 18, 2013. The decor, food, and staff were excellent! Guests all complimented us on how well done the event was. Deanna and her staff did a great job working with us, which meant a lot since we live well out of town and had to count on them to handle everything.

The cost was excellent for the value and quality of the service. I would highly recommend The Lakes for any event in the Kannapolis, NC area!
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Don

20 July 2012

We had our daughter's wedding reception here on June 16, 2012 and everything was great. Deanna is both professional and personable. Everything we wanted, she made it happen, and things we weren't sure about, Deanna had great suggestions and they all worked out. The food was delicious, and the servers were pleasant and responsive. The outdoors was picturesque including the newly painted deck. Definitely a 5-star event. Thank you so much for making Amie and Jesse's day so very special. More...

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Linda

8 July 2011

Our daughter was married at The Lakes a couple of months ago so this review is begin given through a mother's perspective. If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful setting for a garden wedding, The Lakes is the place to go. If you want an outdoor wedding, but need a Plan B in case of uncooperative weather, then please consider The Lakes. Our daughter's ceremony ended up being held (rain-free and air conditioned) indoors, but it was beautiful!!! Sitting inside The Lakes facility, with all of our best friends and family surrounding us, our little Cinderella married her prince. The ceremony was very initimate and beautiful.

The food was absolutely divine........oh my gosh.........the cake was gorgeous and delicious and everything we could have wanted. The flower arrangements were just stunning and so were the bridal bouquets. Most of our guests stayed the whole time and we had a ball. When our daughter & her new husband arrived back in town the next week we talked about how we wished it could have lasted for about two more hours because it was so much fun.

Through out the weekend, following the wedding, my husband and I got quite a few phone calls from our family and friends complimenting the wedding and saying how wonderful the food was and how pretty it was on the inside of the building.

I cannot say enough about Deanna.....she is such a joyful person with a sparkle of creativity that lends itself to event planning. I found her to be a calming force as you know how moms of the bride can get a little hyper. Her suggestions and ideas were wonderful--she is delightful to work with and if we had another daughter getting married we would not hesitate to utilize the services of The Lakes.

If you are getting married, or have a daughter getting married please consider making an appointment with Deanna and taking a trip up to Kannapolis and you will see for yourself how very beautiful The Lakes truly is.
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Dana

5 July 2011

Deanna is wonderful.. She always made me feel at home when I met with her. She has a lot of experience and is a lot of fun to work with. I couldn't of asked for more from her. I had a wonderful wedding and it was everything I expected! More...

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Jennifer

27 June 2011

A wonderful one-stop shop for all of your wedding needs and wants. I loved not having to worry about anything. They will take your dream wedding and make it a reality!

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Lorna

27 June 2011

I have used Deanna for multiple private events and her attention to detail, total professionalism, quality of food, flowers, and decor, are second to none! It's a "one phone call" deal, which I love. There is nothing she can't handle, and the events are completely "stress and worry free" for the guests AND planners!! I HIGHLY recommend The Lakes to anyone and everyone looking for a gorgeous location for ANY event!! More...

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Jinny

12 April 2011

Deanna does an amazing job with your ceremony, reception and everything in between! I highly recommend her to any bride who is searching for that perfect place. The food, flowers, decorations, music, location and everything else is absolutely amazing! More...

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Jessica

12 April 2011

I had an amazing experience at The Lakes. It was so less stressful to have so many aspects of our wedding taken care of in one place. Deanna is a pro and was so easy to work with. The outside venue for the actually ceremony was my favorite, the place was beautiful! I highly recommed The Lakes for your wedding! More...

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Star

4 February 2011

deanna was a pleasure to work with. Quality of service...excellent.

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Ali

26 January 2011

Deanna is a pleasure to work with. The reason I selected this venue was because of the outdoor gardens and the ability to plan almost every major item with the Lakes instead of using multiple vendors. Our wedding was in early September and we were told over and over by our guest how gorgeous the grounds were. All the plants and grounds are very lush and full this time of year. Our pictures turned out amazing with the grounds as our backdrop. It was awesome to spend an afternoon with Deanna and plan nearly every aspect of the wedding, from invites, food, flowers, music, cake, ect. It made things much less stressful to have one point of contact vs. multiple vendors. Deanna and I looked at several magazines and took ideas from several of them to create my bouquet. It was STUNNING. I really liked that you have the flexibility to be creative and try something unique. Deanna has been doing this along time and provides good suggestions and feedback as you are coming up with ideas and planning. I am very pleased with how things turned out. More...

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David

25 January 2011

Deanna was great to work with and handled all the details beautifully. I would highly recommend The Lakes to anyone looking for an all inclusive location at a great price.

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karen

2 July 2010

Wonderful!!! Deanna the wedding planner was fantastic. The ceremony was held outside in a beautiful setting. The Lakes provided quality service. Five stars is not enough. We were treated like royalty. I would recommend The Lakes to anyone planning a wedding, party, anniversary, or any special event. They do it all. More...

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Nicole

17 November 2008

The Lakes was not only our wedding venue for both the ceremony and reception, but they provided the DJ and music services, bar services, a FABULOUS dinner with choice of hawaiian chicken or prime rib, vegetables, dinner salad, roll, and champagne toast. They acted as wedding coordinator with other vendors (we had a horse and carriage too!), directed the wedding program perfectly, handled all of the outdoor decorations for the ceremony and all of the indoor table decorations for the reception. They took care of setup/cleanup ...all we had to do, literally, was SHOW UP and get dressed and get married.

It was a beautiful venue, and they provided excellent service for a very reasonable price. I got the entire wedding taken care of here for the same price another venue wanted just to CATER the event - and the menu at the lakes was prime rib for that price, while the other venue was doing ribeyes or barbeque. Quite a difference!

The food was excellent ...everyone raved about the food and service. It was a beautiful event.
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