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Dec 17

[ARCHIVED] She Said Yes: Grab a Seat for a Geneva Christmas Walk To Remember

The original item was published from December 17, 2019 1:59 PM to October 1, 2020 12:00 AM

The annual Christmas Walk celebration creates memories for thousands of people each year. But for one Geneva couple, it will be a Christmas Walk they never forget.

When Mike Brant and Kandace Powers started dating, they would frequent Third Street in downtown Geneva, oftentimes going to Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream and sitting on the benches during the summer.

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Fast forward to this year, Brant contacted the City’s Public Works Department about purchasing two benches for the downtown to be installed near The Little Traveler on Third Street. Through the City’s Giving Program, people can donate benches and bike racks to improve public areas with functional amenities. Contributions also may be made through the program to support City-sponsored activities led by the Geneva Beautification Committee, Cultural Arts Commission and Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.

The benches – one engraved with a verse from Powers’ favorite poem – were installed by the City in mid-November. Brant then surprised Powers during the Christmas Walk Dec. 6 using the benches for his proposal. She, of course, said yes! The second bench features a plaque with the couple’s initials, engagement date and placeholder for their wedding date.

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And this happy story will come full circle. Brant said the couple plans to tie the knot by their new benches in downtown Geneva. Congratulations Mike and Kandace, and thank you for letting us be part of your special day.

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