What a lovely way to thank one of the many essential workers here in the Flint area!

Are you an essential worker who is engaged to be married and living in Genesee County? If so, buckle up - you've got the opportunity to win a free wedding ceremony worth up to $10,000 from the Longway Planetarium.

The package includes:
• Wedding ceremony package for a maximum of 130 guests at Longway Planetarium. Guest count is subject to any applicable social distancing guidelines. Valued at $750.00
• Wedding reception hosted through the Flint Institute of Arts in Isabel Hall for 4 hours for up to 150 guests. The winner is responsible for set-up costs, bar services, staffing, and other add-ons. Valued at $2,400.00.
• Music and DJ services through Black Tie Productions. Valued at $1,400.00.
• Discounted photo package through Centennial Image Photography. Valued at $500.00.
• Gift certificate for flowers through Vogt's Flowers. Valued at $200.00.
• Gift certificate for Expressions in Silk Bridal Shop. Valued at $200.00.
• Bouquets for the bride and bridal party provided by Always Elegant Events. Valued at $ 100.00.
• Two-tiered wedding cake provided by Bella Birches. Valued at $300.00.
• Bridal Table Center Piece provided by All Together Event Planning. Valued at $50.00.
• Free car rental through Al Serra Auto Plaza. Valued at $500.00.
• Gift certificate for Pineapple Beach Resort. The winner is responsible for airfare and resort fees. Valued at $2,100.00.
• Discounted service of 50% at Harvest Moon Salon. Valued at $90.00.
• Officiant Services offered by Reverend Patti Ruhala of American Marriage Ministries. Valued at $100.00.
• Share-A-Pass Membership to Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Valued at $40.00.
• Beauty products from Boston Bubble’s Company. Valued at $32.00.
• Discounted Linen Package from Special Occasions. Includes in-stock table linens, runners, napkins, chair covers, and sashes. Delivery fees are the winner's responsibility. Valued at $1,300.00.

On August 5th, the planetarium will post a photo album of all of the eligible contestants, and every virtual reaction (like, love or comment) will count as one vote for the couple. Voting ends on August 18th and the winner will be chosen on August 19th.

According to their website, an essential worker can be any of the following:

Healthcare and public health; law enforcement, public safety, and first responders; food and agriculture; energy; water and wastewater; transportation and logistics; public works; communications and information technology, including news media; other community-based government operations and essential functions; critical manufacturing; hazardous materials; financial services; chemical supply chains and safety; defense industrial base; child care workers serving the children or dependents of critical infrastructure workers; workers at designated suppliers and distribution centers; workers in the insurance industry; workers and volunteers for businesses or operations (including both and religious and secular nonprofit organizations) that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of this emergency, and people with disabilities; and workers who perform critical labor union functions.

To enter, submit your information by clicking HERE.

Good luck, everybody!

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