VERGENNES, Vt., Sept. 11 (UPI) — A would-be bride transformed her canceled Vergennes, Vt., wedding into a charity event at the Basin Harbor Club resort on Lake Champlain.
Kyle Paxman called off the wedding in July when she discovered her fiance was having an affair with another woman. Paxman’s mother, Patricia Carbee, said the family decided to convert the ceremony into a charity event after they were unable to cancel their pre-paid reservations at the club, the Barre (Vt.) Times Argus reported Monday.
“We wanted to find a way to help her heal and help others at the same time,” Carbee said.
The Saturday event, which features an open bar, a four-course gourmet meal and lodging, will benefit the Vermont Children’s Aid Society and CARE, an organization that works to empower women in developing nations.
Paxman said “125 strong, charity-minded women” have been invited to the event.
“We’re going to have an amazing time,” Paxman predicted.