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Longest-married couple sought for national contest

The longest-married couple in Hawaii is being sought by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the original faith-based marriage enrichment program.

The effort also aims to find the longest married couples in the other 49 states as well as the nation’s longest-married couple.

Plans call for United States WWME leaders Ron and Judy Pekny and Father Rocky Grimard to personally present the longest-married couple in the United States with special gifts during Valentine’s week in February. The state winners will be presented their certificates of achievement along with other gifts by Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples.

Nominations are open to all husband- and-wife couples regardless of faith expression. They may be submitted by email to or by calling (808) 276-5720. Nominations need to include the name of the couple, their wedding date and where they currently reside, plus a phone or email address.

Couples may nominate themselves for the honor.

This year’s Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends in Hawaii have been scheduled for Sept. 21-23 at the Maui Beach Hotel and Sept. 28-30 at the St. Anthony Retreat Center on Oahu.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for more than 44 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and WWME now offers evening and half-day programs that are presented at parishes and other church facilities.

For more information, contact Brian Perry at above number or email address.


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