Via Lucie Vigué
The story is unbelievable.
With out understanding, Ludivine and Joël Barberin, of Casteljaloux, every had, for his or her marriage, a witness of Marcellus.
On the one hand, Sarah made the journey for the union of her good friend Marcellus … within the Michigan. Sandra, Joël’s witness, lives and is a part of the native lifetime of Marcellus Lot-et-Garonne.
A friendship born in New York
Ludivine met Sarah Ayers 11 years in the past in New York. Then the primary got here again to stay in France, the second close to Detroit in Michigan. “We stored in contact, she got here to France a number of instances,” explains Ludivine.
Gallery, Sarah Ayers then opened a stitching enterprise earlier than reopening a gallery.
“As I’m very near her and he or she sews very effectively, I requested her to be my witness and to make my gown”
6.700km because the crow flies
That is how Sarah meets Sandra, Joël’s witness. “I knew she lived on the Detroit facet however I did not know the identify of her metropolis. It was by likelihood, she advised us ‘I could also be going to purchase a home, however now I am staying in Marcellus’ »smiles Ludivine.
And so the newlyweds found that they every had a witness in Marcellus… however they have been 6,691.87 km aside because the crow flies.
A doable twinning
The shock handed, the enjoyable remained, then a not so far-fetched concept. Joël and his witness Sandra (who lives in Marcellus 47) would discover it good that the 2 cities of Marcellus are twinned.
The municipalities are comparable in a number of features.
Particularly the demography with 1,300 inhabitants for the American metropolis, 860 for that of Lot-et-Garonne. The 2 municipalities are additionally agricultural.
Neither one nor two, they speak about it to Jean-Claude Derc, mayor. The latter met Sarah and offered her with the Metropolis Medal.
As she occupies a place fairly much like that of mayor in Marcellus Michigan, she has already spoken to her municipality a couple of twinning with this village in France “which she discovered very fairly”.
For his half, Jean-Claude Derc has deliberate to talk to elected officers of the municipal council
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