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Cancelled California wedding leads to feast for homeless

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Courtesy: CNN

SACRAMENTO, CA — After a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 extravagant event into a feast for the homeless.

The bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said Sunday that rather than cancel the reception, they invited Sacramento’s homeless for a once in a lifetime meal Saturday at the Citizen Hotel, one of the city’s finest venues.

KCRA-TV reports ( ) single people, grandparents and whole families with newborns enjoyed a meal that included appetizers, salad, gnocchi, salmon, and even tri-tip. Some even dressed up for the occasion.

Erika Craycraft arrived with her husband and five children. She says her family often struggles to eat three meals a day.

She says the Duanes’ decision to share the banquet with the less fortunate was a “really giving, really kind” gesture.


  • asokasus

    Hmmm. MAYBE they should have fed the original guests, you know, all of those friends and family who spent all of that time and money giving you wedding gifts,scheduling their time to be there, buying bridesmaids dresses and renting tuxes, spending time at the rehearsals, etc. How selfish to screw these good and loyal friends over to feed a bunch of smelly mooches and bums.

    • Krixic

      Excuse me, but this event did have the family members and friends that attended with these so call “Bums and smelly mooches” that you use to insult. These people are in fact really nice and kind people but just are less fortunate than some. These were people from the shelters who are recovering from major traumas in their life then you come along and label them as trash among the street. Please reconsider your ideology towards these people and apologize.

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