First day of the journey

Wedding day marks beginning of ‘the two of us’

Top: Frank Herrington of Dunkirk places a wedding ring on the finger of his bride, the former Mary Ann Kolassa, also of Dunkirk, during their Aug. 6, 1988 marriage ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredonia. The Rev. Rodney Houck officiated. Sherry Travis served as matron of honor and Dennis Newcomb as best man. Above: Eleven years later to the day, Aug. 6, 1999, the same scene is repeated as the couple convalidated their vows in a Roman Catholic wedding service at St. Hyacinth Church. The Rev. Michael J. Parker officiated, assisted by the Rev. Walter Werbicki (left).
Patricia Palmerton and William Hammond were married Friday, July 11, 1975 in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 N. Main St., Angola, New York with the Rev. Raymond Morris and Rev. Joseph Dowdell performing the ceremony. The reception was held at the Masonic Hall on North Main Street in Angola. The day after the ceremony the newlyweds went to Rich Stadium to see Yes, Johnny Winter and the J. Geils Band perform. Pictured at top are the wedding party. From left: Lisa Palmerton Freitag, Mary Hammond Hartney, Kathy Ross Warren, Kathy Hammond Bellanca, Maid of Honor Judy Holden Price, Patricia Palmerton Hammond, William Hammond, Best Man Thomas Hammond, David Strada, Robert Warren, Henry McKee and Gilbert Snyder Jr. Above: The newlyweds on their first ride as a married couple.

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