Saint Leo's parishioners
, 26, and her fiancé
, 27, volunteered together during the June 2-3 Italian Festival. The couple first met in 2009 as volunteers working the lemonade stand.
"My parents, Maria and Tom, were involved in Hands & Heart at St. Leo's," said Christina, a Special Needs Teacher. "So I always did volunteer work with them. And we always came to the festivals to volunteer."
, worked as an Administrative Assistant in the parish office for a long time. Tom is an engineer for the government.
After meeting as volunteers, Tom and Christina first became facebook friends and then reconnected in person seven years later in 2016. In honor of how they met, their wedding caterer will set up a lemonade signature drink at their reception. The couple will marry at Saint Leo's Church next summer.
to Christina and Tom, both on their impending wedding and on their kind volunteerism for Saint Leo's ... the heart of The Neighborhood.