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January 22, 2010

Big plans for Cain Center

Director excited about coming attractions

The Athens Cain Center are on track to host several new events in the near future.

Over the next five months, the civic center will play host to the first ever bridal show, a “Day of Weddings,” the 25th Annual Athens Triathlon and the first annual Texas Swing Music Festival.

“We do look at ways for the Cain Center to make money,” Marsha Colbert, executive director of the center, said. “But more than that we want to host things that people enjoy and will come out and bring their families to. Events that will bring people to Athens from all over.”

Saturday, Jan. 30, the All Things Bridal Show will be in the multi-purpose room on the upper level of the center. There will be every type of vendor that has to do with the wedding, honeymoon, bridesmaids and wedding party.

Caterers, photographers, cake specialists, dress shops and clothing stores will all be represented at the show. There is scheduled to be a fashion show, door prizes and even a tea room that will serve lunch.

The bridal show is sponsored by Tilo’s Restaurant and Red Hat Rentals.

If you don’t need much planning for your wedding, or don’t like to plan at all, you will want to make your way to the Day of Weddings, on Feb. 13 at the Cain Center.

This is an all exclusive package for you to get married or renew your vows right before Valentine’s Day. The wedding ceremony and reception are included in the package.

Provided for you will be a minister, photographer and cake and punch. All you need to bring with you and your fiancé is a marriage license, and at least two witnesses.

“This will be like the Las Vegas Wedding Chapels,” Colbert said. “We will have everything for them. On one side of the room there will be the wedding area, and on the other side will be the cake and punch for the reception. All they will have to do is show up and get married. No planning involved.”

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