Women celebrate life, love and laughter

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THE DENVER CITADEL cast and crew of “Laugh-In,” (l-r) Major Cheryl Tollerud, Stephanie Sowter, Jan Kelley, Jeannie Duarte and Diana Tollerud.


“Life, Love and Laughter!” was the theme for the recent Intermountain Division’s annual women’s retreat. From Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Montana, 217 women gathered to share experiences of God’s love.

Setting a humorous stage for the weekend, the women from the Denver Citadel Corps recreated the cast of Laugh-In. Decorated in psychedelic colors, the meeting room was retro, and Saturday evening’s attire was fashion from the 60s and 70s. Optional weekend activities included antique shopping, a trip to the tea factory, a tour of the Butterfly Pavilion, or relaxing at the pool.

Special guest was Patty LaRoche, wife of professional baseball player, Dave LaRoche. Even as the wife of a successful athlete, Patty has experienced difficulties. She has suffered a miscarriage and a premature birth, and nursed a rebellious teenage son who experienced a horrible burn accident. Though Patty was at every game her husband pitched and lived his success with him, she didn’t experience a real “no-hitter” until she gave her life over to Christ. She challenged her listeners to search their lives and make each day one that is God-honoring.

Another home run was hit when the Intermountain women presented over $2,400 for this year’s Territorial Project.

The weekend’s message was clear: Life happens…and it’s laughter that helps keep us in balance…but it’s the love of Jesus Christ that gives us a firm foundation to stand on.

Santa Monica hosts comedy night

Santa Monica hosts comedy night

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