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Sunday, September 24, 2000

Guests were seated outside the gazebo while Barbara Johnson, Storm Lake, a friend of the bride, performed a flute solo. The wedding party was escorted to the gazebo by music from Barbara Johnson.

An inspirational Ceremony of Roses was lovingly bestowed by Robert Mills, friend of the groom, Algona.

Michelle Jungers, daughter-in-law-to-be of the bride, served as personal attendant.

The bride was given away by her son, Jeremiah Johnson, and her maid of honor was her daughter, Jenny Johnson, both from Storm Lake.

Bridesmaids were Barb Patten and Shari O'Bannon, also from Storm Lake.

The groom's best man was his son, Zach Purcell and the groomsmen were Tim Arnold and Steve Adams, all of Algona.

Susan Purcell of Des Moines, sister of the groom, interpreted the ceremony in sign language for the hearing impaired in attendance. During the ceremony, Barbara Johnson played guitar and sang, "Home Sweet Love," from her CD "Share The Vision." The daughter of the bride, Jenny Johnson, played one of her original piano compositions before the exchange of white roses and wedding rings.

The wedding ceremony ended with noisemakers and blowing of bubbles by the crowd. Party favors were handed out before the ceremony by the bride's granddaughter, Ella Johnson, with the help of her mom, Michelle Jungers and the bride's nephews, Lane and Colin Smith, and their mother, Candy Smith of Jefferson, sister of the bride.

The shelter house was decorated by Jack and Doris Purcell. The reception followed in the shelter house with a feast prepared by the groom's friend, Ron Smith, and friend, Barb, of Sioux City. The many guests traveled as far as Florida and Colorado.

The couple spent their honeymoon bike riding in Minnesota, including a trip on the Root River Trail. They also spent a night in Rochester, a day at Valley Fair in Shokapee, toured Niagara Cave and scouted the many coffee shops along the way.

The couple is at home in Algona where the groom works at Snap On Tools and the bride teaches special education in grades K-8 at North Kossuth Schools.

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