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After Wedding Is Canceled, Family Uses Reception to Host a Dinner Party for the Homeless

Carol and Willie Fowler had spent a lot of time planning their daughter’s wedding, but after it was unexpectedly canceled at the last minute, the couple decided to turn the sad situation into an opportunity to help others. The family teamed with a local homeless-aid group called Hosea Feed the Hungry in Atlanta, and organized the first annual “Fowler Family Celebration of Love.” They hosted 200 members of Atlanta’s homeless community for a massive dinner party at the reception hall that was going to be used for the wedding, and fed them the four-course meal originally planned for the post-ceremony celebration. The Fowlers said, “Events are canceled, and sometimes for unknown reasons. Do not allow that opportunity to go to waste. Call up your favorite charity. Give them an opportunity to use that for people that will not have an opportunity, perhaps in life” …

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