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Valentine’s Day weekend wedding at Festival Foods in Kenosha

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KENOSHA – What started as a joke while grocery shopping at Festival Foods is turning out to be a first-of-its-kind wedding for a southeast Wisconsin couple.

Rob Gorr, 45, said he joked with his fiancée, Kim Kavalauskas, that he would marry her “right here in the store,” during a recent trip to the Festival Foods at 3207 80th Street in Kenosha.

Now the two are getting married in a meeting room at the store on Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s the first wedding in Festival Foods’ 68-year history and something especially exciting for store employees.

“We’re just thrilled to help deliver a very special day for the happy couple,” said Travis Pitz, the assistant store director of the Festival Foods in Kenosha. “It’s a special request we received and our associates jumped at the chance to provide a great setting for a wedding.”

The union is a long time coming. Rob and Kim got engaged in August, but they have known each other their entire lives –their mothers were best friends and the soon-to-be husband and wife were born just nine months apart.

Their wedding ceremony is set to start at 5 p.m. at the Kenosha Festival Foods on Feb. 13 and then the couple, along with their guests, will share a meal at the store.

Festival Foods is a family and employee-owned company with support offices in De Pere and Onalaska. The company operates 20 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets and employs 5,500 full- and part-time associates. For more information, please visit www.festfoods.com.

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