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The 2018 Wedding Expo, and “Big Sonia” at the Gesa

January 08, 2018

If you’re making plans to walk down the isle with your special someone, be sure to join us on Saturday, January 20th for the 15th Annual Marcus Whitman Hotel Wedding Expo. Whether you’re looking for elegant gowns and tuxes, stunning cakes, or the perfect décor for your venue, you’ll find it here. Marriage-minded couples from across the Pacific Northwest will gather for a fabulous fashion show, advice and help in making plans for their big day. Loads of vendors will be on hand to inspire, guide, and book services to suit your needs. Registration is available now for free wedding couple admission, here.

In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, the award-winning documentary "Big Sonia" will be shown at the Gesa Power House Theatre. Sonia, an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, is one of the few remaining survivors willing to speak about the horrors she endured during her teenage years in the Nazi concentration camps of WWII. Her story, while poignant and often gruesome, has given fresh hope to many whose own experiences have left them devastated. For details and tickets, call (509) 529-6500 or click here.