LEWISTON – Germain Aime Garant and Theresa Cecile Garant of Lewiston were recently honored for 50 years of love and marriage at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lewiston. Their daughters, Felicia Garant and Luisa Scott and their son-in-law, Christopher Scott, who also served as master of ceremonies, hosted the festivities.

The Rev. Michael Seavey, pastor of their parish of St. Joseph’s Church, officiated at their renewal of vows. The Rev. John L. Scott, Jr. assisted Fr. Seavey presided at the anniversary blessing.

Mr. Garant and the former Theresa Duchesneau were married June 16, 1956 at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Garant was a foreman for Sebago Shoe in Westbrook for 21 out of over 40 years he was employed in the shoe industry. Mr. Garant also worked for FISC in Lewiston as a driver, following his retirement. Mr. Garant has long been a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 106 and the Wallace Assembly 338.

Mrs. Garant was also employed at Sebago Shoe in Westbrook as a shoe packer for 12 out of 30 years in the shoe industry. Most recently, Mrs. Garant was pleased to serve as chaplain for the Auxiliary Council 106 as well as the Fourth Degree Wives.

The guests of honor arrived at the KC hall following a limousine tour of the Twin Cities. Local musician and music instructor, Brian Gagnon provided music of ’40s and ’50s standards and skillfully accompanied the Garant daughters’ performances of special songs in honor of their parents. Anecdotes provided by guests in attendance were shared throughout the event. Assorted candies first available in the ’40s and ’50s served as favors for the numerous guests.

A three-tier cake was served, one layer featuring a screened wedding photo of the couple. The festivities continued into the early evening at Oak Park in Lewiston, where the Garants happily reside with many new and reacquainted friends they consider their Oak Park family.

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