A small northeast Iowa church is holding a big celebration this weekend. It’s the 56th annual Marriage Reunion at the Little Brown Church in the Vale.
Church spokeswoman Rachel Jones says they’re expecting hundreds of couples to come back to Nashua for the event.
She says they usually have about 300-to-400 people come back each year for the reunion. There are about 250 weddings being performed each year with a total of 72,000 weddings since the church opened in 1855.
Jones says visitors from all points on the globe have traveled to Nashua to get married.
She says they’ve had people from Germany, Japan and Australia come to the church to be married. Jones says they’re adding something new to this year’s celebration — a talent competition during Saturday night’s pastor’s reception.
She says if you think you can perform the “Little Brown Church in the Vale” hymn, whether it’s singing or playing it, call the church and set aside a time during the competition. For more information on the marriage reunion, you can look on the church’s website or give them a call at (641) 435-2027.