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Dear Family and Friends:

We are very excited about the upcoming wedding of Phyllis and Blake on Saturday, June 2, 2007. To help you with your planning, we are delighted to provide you with some basic information regarding the tentative plans for the weekend.

The wedding itself will be a Nuptial Mass at the St. Bernard Abbey Church in Cullman, Alabama beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2007. Cullman is located about 35 miles south of Decatur on Interstate 65. The distance can be driven in 45 minutes. Both Phyllis and Margaret attended St. Bernard Preparatory School at the monastery. The reception will immediately follow the wedding at the monastery.

The celebratory events will begin on Thursday evening, May 31. All family and out-of-town guests are invited to join the Maloney family for a casual supper at our home at 1012 Gordon Drive, S.E. in Decatur.

On Friday, June 1, there will be a bridesmaids' and ladies' luncheon in Decatur. For others, we anticipate that golf will be available at Decatur Country Club. We also hope to organize a cotton farm tour, and there is a possibility of touring the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

The wedding rehearsal will occur late on Friday afternoon in the Abbey Church. The Johnson family is planning a festive after-rehearsal barbecue at Woodside Plantation on Friday evening for the wedding party and invited guests. The Maloneys will be providing supper and a pool party at the Decatur Country Club for out-of-town guests who will not be attending the rehearsal dinner.

There will be a brunch for the wedding party, family, and out-of-town guests on Saturday morning, June 2. Of course, the wedding is that afternoon.

Finally, on Sunday morning, June 3, everyone is invited to stop by the Maloney home for a continental breakfast before their departures.

We will advise you of times and locations for all events once they are finalized.

A block of rooms has been held at the Holiday Inn in Decatur located at 1101 Sixth Avenue, N.E. at the corner of Wilson Street, N.E. adjacent to the Tennessee River Bridge. You may reserve a room within this rooming block beginning now. Please indicate that you desire a room within the Maloney-Johnson Wedding rooming block. The telephone number for the Holiday Inn is (256) 355-3150.

The nearest airport is Huntsville, Alabama (HSV), only 20 minutes away from the Holiday Inn. Huntsville is served by Delta, American, US Airways, Northwest, and Continental. The airport in Birmingham (BHM) is approximately 90 minutes away, and the airport in Nashville (BNA) is about two hours away.We look forward to welcoming you to Decatur for this wonderful event. Do not hesitate to e-mail or call us if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Gay and Mark Maloney