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After meeting at Senior Center, couple ties the knot there

For one Pearl River County couple, the venue where they met became the place where they would tie the knot.

Myra Badeaux and her new groom James Todd met at the Senior Center of South Pearl River County five months ago.  Friday afternoon, the Center played host to its second wedding by joining the two in holy matrimony. During the event, an aisle of strewn rose petals was set up for Badeaux to walk down.

Todd suggested holding the wedding at the Senior Center, because it is where the couple first met.

Todd, a veteran, was looking for the VFW when he walked into the Senior Center and the pair bonded over a cup of coffee. “We’ve been sitting together ever since,” Badeaux said.

Both are entering their second marriage. Todd was single for six years after his first wife passed away, and Badeaux was single for 52 years, she said.

After five decades of being single, Badeaux decided to marry again because Todd was so sweet, she said. Friends were surprised by their decision to marry, Badeaux said, but everyone at the Senior Center helped decorate for the ceremony.

“Now I can still do what I want to do, go where I want to go, and I have someone to go with,” Badeaux said.

One of Badeaux’s daughters, Charlotte Hebert, made the couple’s pink rose covered wedding cake. It was only fair, since Badeaux baked a cake for Hebert’s wedding, she said.

“I’m glad, she deserves to be happy and he is really, really good,” Hebert said.