Trick on jilted bride turns into Halloween party treat


The ballroom at the Fargo Ramada Inn had been reserved months ago for Michelle Marxen's wedding reception. When the groom cancelled before their big day, the bride was left with the room she'd booked. That's when she decided to turn her heartbreak into a good deed.

WDAY reports that about 200 clients at Creative Care for Reaching Independence, a Moorhead, Minn. organization that serves people with disabilities, got all dressed up to dance at a memorable Halloween party in the space on Saturday night.

The Fargo Forum said it was the first Halloween party in five years for CCRI.

“It is a huge thing for us,” said executive director Shannon Bock told the newspaper. “Our folks often don’t have times when they can get together in big spaces and enjoy friendship and enjoy lots of fun activities.”

Big parties have become harder to schedule for CCRI because their current facility is too small to handle their growing number of clients. That should change by next year. CCRI will move into a larger building by late spring or early summer 2014.

Valley News Live reports the driver for the limo company that had been hired to transport the bride and groom donated her time to take some of the party attendees for a spin.

As for the jilted bride herself, she’s vacationing in Las Vegas with her family. She didn't want to be in town on the day she was supposed to take her vows.

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