Monday, November 29, 2021

Turning a dream into reality

By Marilyn Honahan

As of press time, Paula Aldis was still waiting for a phone call from her husband, Chris, telling her the exact details of his arrival from Afghanistan. He was relaxing in an airport, having endured two delays on the trip so far. His comment, “Afghanistan is behind me.” His arduous return home is over multi-flights, multi-countries and multi-days. She and their two children were anxiously awaiting his next phone call. Chris will enjoy two weeks stateside, before returning to Afghanistan for five more months.

By the time Coastal Breeze News is printed and hits the streets, Paula and Chris will be on Marco Island. Coastal Breeze News will help this deserving couple turn a dream into reality by giving them a Renewal of Vows wedding on the beach. Since they eloped twenty years ago due to Chris’ military deployments, they had given up hope of ever having their dream wedding on the beach, but with our help and the help of many generous businesses and individuals, Chris and Paula’s dream will come true. Please join us on the beach at Marco Beach Ocean Resort at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 24, as we help this most deserving family unite as one on our beach in Paradise.

Coastal Breeze News would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions and for helping Coastal Breeze turn their dream into reality:

• Boat House Motel

• CJ’s on the Bay

• Captain Jim Albert

• Christina Giordano

• Classic Limousine

• Clint Rohletter

• Crazy Flamingo

• Hope Goldberg

• Karen Anglin, South Beach Hair

• Kevin Donlan, Publix

• Kirk McFee

• La Miranda Nails and Spa

• Lee Horton Photography

• Marco Beach Ocean Resort

• Mary Jane Chappy, Corinne Green and Robert Feswick

• Marco Island Yacht Club

• Marco Princess

• Nancy Carrington, Marco Island Florist

• Naples Princess

• Olde Marco Inn and Suites

• Stilt’s Restaurant

• Tammy Miloro- Mary Kay Cosmetics

• Ty Lloyd

• Wayne Waldack Knightsof Columbus

• Xiomara Martinez, HomeX Decor

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