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The Wedding Party

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Jen Dawson, Maid of Honor, sister of the Bride - Jen is currently pursuing her BFA in theatre-Stage Management at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is on track for a May '06 graduation. Jen loves to play softball and attend sporting events. She can quote scripts & scores from most Broadway musicals.

Justin Fuchs, Best Man, brother of the Groom - Justin currently attends Columbia College studying Film. Justin is a founding member of Dirty Dog Productions and works as a waiter to support his artistic career. Justin and Jon share an ability to reel off quotes from many films and T.V. shows.

Lynn Kotte, Bridesmaid, cousin of the Bride - Lynn currently attends Normal West Community High School planning a May '06 graduation. Sammi and Jen spent many days growing up with Lynn and her sister Michele. Lynn loves to sing, play the flute, garden, and has caught the "theatre bug."

Samantha Fuchs, Bridesmaid, sister of the Groom - Samantha - not to be confused with the bride, attends middle school at Still Middle School and is excited to be a part of this wedding. She loves to read, swim, sing and do arts and crafts. Sammie is a locks of love donor, volunteers at the animal shelter and has convinced her parents that their home needed to rescue four cats.

Amy Cottongim, Bridesmaid, cousin of the Bride - Amy, a Columbia College graduate, currently works for Harley Davidson in Chicago, IL. She lives in LaGrange with her wonderful husband Vince, and daughter Sydney where they are the fifth and sixth generations to own the Dawson home there. Amy has a performance background, green thumb, and enjoys riding the "hog" with Vince.

Matthew Fuchs, Groomsman, brother of the Groom - Matthew attends Waubonsie Valley High School in Naperville IL and has followed the footsteps of his older brothers as he is actively involved in Theatre. Matt also enjoys playing the trumpet and is a member of the JV Football team at school. Matt is a Boy Scout, and in his free time enjoys camping.

Robert Turner, Groomsman, friend of the Bride - Rob, a recent graduate of St. Louis University, is currently in Med School at Loyola University in Chicago IL. He attended U-High with Sammi, where they were involved in many activities together including chorus, band, theater, advanced classes, and general mischief. While attending SLU, Rob was a four-year member of the Bare Naked Statues an all male a cappella group.

Kevin Welch, Groomsman, friend of the Groom - Kevin and Jonathan went to high school together and were roommates throughout their undergraduate studies at the U of I. Kevin is a rocket scientist by training and is a percussionist in his spare time.

Ed Dawson, Usher, cousin of the Bride - Ed lives with his new wife Elizabeth in DeKalb IL. Ed is the Technical Director at the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University. He has appeared on stage and spent many years behind the scenes perfecting a score of technical talents.

Vince Cottongim, Usher, cousin of the Bride - Vince lives in LaGrange Illinois with his wife Amy and daughter Sydney. As a Ball State graduate, Vince has helped to produce several super-bowl commercials. Currently, he is a manager at a competitive motorcycle store and has a secret collection of bowling shirts.

Elizabeth Dawson, Attendant, cousin of the Bride - Elizabeth recently joined the Dawson Family. She lives with her husband Ed in DeKalb IL. Elizabeth served in the Army Reserves and was deployed during the Iraq War. She is currently working toward her Masters degree at Northern Illinois University.

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