20141115 - Toy Drive Wedding - nwherald

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Daryl Quitalig - For Shaw Media
Groom and bride Mark Katz and Dana Guardyak pose with Park Place Facility Manager Lauren Thibodeau (left), Salvation Army Command Officer Captain Carol Lewis, Salvation Army Community Relations Linda West, Santa Clause (John Sullivan of Streamwood, Ill.) and children Eli and Cadence Guardyak next to the collection of toys at the wedding ceremony held at Park Place Banquets in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Guardyak has been planning her wedding for years and in the process decided, instead of wedding gifts, she wanted her guests to donate toys to the Salvation Army. Being a Christmas-themed wedding, she said it would be a great opportunity to make kids happy, who would not otherwise receive gifts for this Christmas.