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Your New Favorite Summer Event!

Couple time that benefits MREC
 

Last year’s Roaring 20’s Garden Party and Croquet Tournament was one of our most enjoyable events ever!  We plan to repeat that when we hold our second one on June 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the beautiful, Carroll County Farm Museum. Call some friends and join us for this special event. You can register today if you haven't already. 

This year Monte Leister and his popular quintet of remarkable musicians are ready to perform a variety of favorites, including 1920’s swing and jazz. Who wouldn’t want to dance to that?  

And when you're not dancing, you can enjoy one of many of lawn games, watch the croquet tournament, enjoy great food from Santoni's Catering, be a part of the best dressed couple contest, browse the display of antique cars, or make a bid or two at our exciting, silent auction table.

The thing we love the most is that all of the proceeds will help us offer life-changing relationship education programming in our community (see Chris and Elisabeth's story below.) 

We can't thank our corporate sponsors enough for their investment in a great cause. We're continuing to update our list: 

Our Double Play Sponsors: Puckett and Sturgill Financial Group, Professional Healthcare Services
Irish Peel Sponsors: Battery Warehouse, 
Velnoskey Wealth Management Group, Kelly Integral Solutions
Magic Spot Sponsors: Gallagher Pools, Finch Services, Vision Technologies
Barnes Wallis Sponsor: William C. Barton and Associates, Inc.,
Wicket Sponsors: Furnace Hills Coffee, Hull Company Accountants, Jim and Amy Gilford


Get your tickets HERE or contact registration@mrecenter.org.  For questions, call the MREC office at 410-386-9003. 

Programming Testimonial
Chris and Elisabeth Combs were single adults and not yet dating when they attended MREC’s class, How To Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk or Jerk-ette. “I remember that Chris stayed after everyone left and asked tons of questions about dating, etc,” says Amy Gilford. “He kept writing and writing and I finally told him I’d send him the rest of the details once I got back to the office.”
 
Not long afterwards, Chris asked Elisabeth out and eventually they got married. In 2013, as newlyweds, they attended an MREC marriage class taught by Bill and Anne McKenna at their church. After that they even helped present in a class. Today, with a growing family, they say they still use the tools they learned to help keep their relationship strong.
 
These things have “been a marriage saver,” Chris said in a recent interview. “I would say one thing to anyone thinking of taking the marriage class - Marriage is hard, sometimes to the point of wanting to give up.” He recommended couples seek out proven tools to help them love and understand each other, and Elisabeth agreed.
 
 “We are grateful for [all] the practical, hands-on help [from] each MREC class we've taken! Some things that we really benefited from were; the daily check-up; how to fight fair and not dirty; learning each other's love languages; and how to communicate and resolve conflict. We learned the importance of touch—holding hands or hugging - when discussing problems. When you touch, it makes it easier not to escalate. There is so much I could share. We continue to try to apply what we have learned.”
 
The couple now has two children, Benjamin, soon to be 3-years-old, and daughter, Lily, who arrived just eight months ago. "By God's grace and goodness we know all this will impact them, that these seeds will have eternal benefits," said Elisabeth. 
You can also help MREC by shopping at smile.amazon.com and choosing the Marriage And Relationship Education Center Inc.  No worries! It's the same Amazon you usually shop, with the same products, same prices, and the same service!  
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255 Clifton Boulevard, Westminster, MD
Suite 213
Westminster, MD 21157

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