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Ferry Ticket Friday Is Almost Here!

 

Tomorrow we are giving away free ferry tickets!  All you need to do is sign uphere for the Celebrate Your Marriage Conference at Grand Hotel, October 5th and 6th, and we will buy your ferry tickets to the island! 
What is the “Celebrate Your Marriage Conference”?
Held at luxurious Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the schedule insures there’s plenty of connecting time for the two of you. The Laffoons’ Celebrate Your Marriage Conference® is designed to be an incredible two day retreat just for you and your spouse.
Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon
Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, the Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages. Meet Jay & Laura.
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Special Guest: Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman, the author of the Five Love Languages, seeks to fulfill his call to the ministry as a pastor, speaker, and author. He speaks extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally on marriage, family, and relationships. He is also Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Events

Celebrate Your Marriage – October 2018

Join us to Celebrate Your Marriage, October 7-8, 2018

You Don’t Want to Miss This

Held at luxurious Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the schedule ensures there’s plenty of connecting time for the two of you. The Laffoons’ Celebrate Your Marriage Conference is designed to be an incredible two day retreat just for you and your spouse.

Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon

Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, the Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages. Meet Jay & Laura.

Special Guests: Gary & Lisa Heim, True North Ministries

Gary & Lisa authored True North which offers a unique, biblical paradigm that encourages readers to turn to God in the frustrations of life. Frustration often causes us to “go south.” We grumble and grasp. God calls us to “go north” and respond to hardship with wisdom and redemptive love. Combining biblical insight with personal stories, practical help, and compelling examples, True North will help readers turn from self-centered grumbling and grasping to Christ-centered gratitude and giving.

Gary is pastor of small groups and discipleship at Blythefield Hills Church in Rockford, Michigan where he has served for over twenty years. He is also a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan.

Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan where she has had a private practice for the last twenty-five years.

Gary and Lisa have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children. Together they speak, lead retreats, counsel and write to help people find their way through the struggles of life.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: The Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura and featuring Free Shrugs Clean Comedy Improv!

Monday, October 8th, 2018

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring Gary & Lisa Heim
10:30am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:00am: Closing Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
12:30pm: The Grand Luncheon Buffet in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

Optional Add-On Schedule

Monday

6:30pm: Private Dinner with Jay & Laura in the Grand Pavilion
A message from Jay & Laura over dessert.
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

Tuesday

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Grand Hotel Tour TBA

11:00am: Wrap Up

Schedule is subject to change

Pricing Details

Price Deadline: Thru Aug 6 Aug 7 thru Sep 6 Sep 7 thru Oct 7
Conference Tickets $69/person $89/person $99/person
Post-conference Add-on $49/person $49/person $49/person

ACCOMMODATIONS

Grand Hotel Room Rate for Celebrate with Jay & Laura is per person based on double occupancy. Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner. The Grand Luncheon Buffet is also included in the rate for day two of the conference only. You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel by fax or postal mail after you register for the event. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: Grand Hotel charges an admission fee of $10/person unless you are a registered guest of the Hotel.

Memories on Mackinac ladies conference

Memories On Mackinac

Memories on Mackinac ladies conference

A Multi-Generational Getaway, June 24-25, 2018
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Imagine…
Creating a memory with your daughter that will last a lifetime!

Imagine…
Connecting with your daughter on a deeper level!

Imagine…
Creating that memory at a one of a kind location!

Imagine…
Connecting that memory to Solid Biblical teaching on becoming a woman of God!

Well…Imagine no more!

Shana Laura GraceI (Laura) would like to personally invite you to Memories on Mackinac – a Mother Daughter Event at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Mothers and Daughters of all ages are invited to this one-of-a-kind event at this one-of-a-kind location June 24-25, 2018 as I host a women’s event where you will make memories on Mackinac.

There is a special bond between a mother and daughter and I and want to help you Celebrate that relationship.  From the moment you step off the ferry until the clip clop of the horse drawn carriages fades away, you will be creating fabulous memories that will last a lifetime.

Set at beautiful Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan your memory making trip begins with a fabulous reception hosted on the porch of Grand Hotel.

“Dress-up” for dinner at Grand Hotel’s fabulous Salle à Manger.  You will feel like a princess during this 5-course dining experience.

Enjoy a fun-filled sessions that will have you laughing till your sides hurt and shedding tears as we bare our souls over the joys and challenges of this special mother daughter experience.

Spend the afternoon at the hotel pool, riding a bike or a horse or touring Mackinac Island.  Your Mother-Daughter memories will last a lifetime!

Please join us!

Laura Laffoon

Our Schedule TBA
Here are a few ideas for activities to add to your excursion and make even more great memories.

  • Sunbathe by the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Swim in the cool water of the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Enjoy the sauna or hot tub near the Esther Williams Swimming Pool
  • Relax in a rocker on the front porch
  • Visit Grand Hotel’s Fitness Center
  • Stop by Grand Hotel’s horse stable, home to twelve horses and open to the public. It is located at Surrey Hills just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.
  • Try your hand at the games in T.Richards Arcade
  • Take a stroll through the legendary Grand Hotel gardens
  • Shop in Grand Hotel’s lovely stores – don’t miss the Outlet Store located behind The Gate House!
  • Rent a bike and tour the island
  • Rent a horse and buggy
  • Tour the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory up-island at Surrey Hills and the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World downtown.
  • Shop downtown! Don’t forget to buy some fudge
  • Browse The Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum located on Main Street just east of downtown free admission for Grand Hotel guests.
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Grand Hotel Parlor
  • Walk to the West Bluff, it’s lined with quaint summer cottages built in the 1880s and 1890s, and it’s the perfect way to enjoy the scenery and sneak in a great workout.
  • Play a game of Bocce Ball and Croquet at the Tea Garden and Lawn

*Grand Hotel 2017 Room Rate for Memories on Mackinac is $195.00 plus taxes per person daily. 19.5% hotel added charge and Michigan 6% Sales Tax applies to all charges. There is also a 2% Mackinac Island Assessment charge on the per person daily room. There is a one-time charge of $8.50 per person for transfer of luggage from the dock to the Hotel and return.

Celebrate Your Marriage conference may 2018

Celebrate Your Marriage – May 2018

Celebrate Your Marriage conference may 2018

Join us to Celebrate Your Marriage, May 20-21, 2018

You Don’t Want to Miss This

Held at luxurious Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the schedule ensures there’s plenty of connecting time for the two of you. The Laffoons’ Celebrate Your Marriage Conference is designed to be an incredible two day retreat just for you and your spouse.

Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon

Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, the Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages. Meet Jay & Laura.

Special Guest: Taylor Mason

Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages.  He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian.

Nonetheless, he carved out a career in comedy and entertainment that has taken him around the world and into living rooms across the United States for the past 25 years. He’s appeared on a myriad of television programs, YouTube videos, and other online viral videos, he has won awards, he’s played Carnegie Hall, he’s written a book for Penguin Publishing, and once he did a show for children at his local public library!

There is no way to describe what he does, because combining ventriloquism, music and comedy is unique to Taylor Mason and quite literally needs to be seen to be believed.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: The Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura and featuring Taylor Mason!

Monday, May 21st, 2018

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring Taylor Mason
10:30am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:00am: Closing Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
12:30pm: The Grand Luncheon Buffet in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

Optional Add-On Schedule

Monday

6:30pm: Private Dinner with Jay & Laura in the Grand Pavilion
A message from Jay & Laura over dessert.
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

Tuesday

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Grand Hotel Tour TBA

11:00am: Wrap Up

Schedule is subject to change

Pricing Details

Price Deadline: Thru Mar 19 Mar 20 thru Apr 19 Apr 20 thru May 20
Conference Tickets $69/person $89/person $99/person
Post-conference Add-on $49/person $49/person $49/person

ACCOMMODATIONS

Grand Hotel Room Rate for Celebrate with Jay & Laura is per person based on double occupancy. Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner. The Grand Luncheon Buffet is also included in the rate for day two of the conference only. You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel by fax or postal mail after you register for the event. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: Grand Hotel charges an admission fee of $10/person unless you are a registered guest of the Hotel.