Preston Olson from South Dakota and his girlfriend Irina Susikava from Belarus, were married by 40&8 Commander and Minister Tony Gallagher just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at the VFW Post 2591, 121 South Ohio.
The event was attended by 124 people, which was a record for a monthly meeting of the 40&8. This was the first wedding ceremony conducted during a meeting of Voiture 333, according to Gallagher.
Olson, a friend of Gallaher, serves as 40&8 National Assistant for Rituals.
She was escorted into the room by 40&8 member James Gaertner. Sedalia Mayor Horn was in attendance and helped the happy couple cut their first piece of wedding cake. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.