SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
High school sweethearts Thomas Jones and K’Netha (Laws) Jones returned to Daytona from Houston, Texas with an entourage of friends and family to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary during the New Year holidays.
The couple presided over four days of activities in the Daytona Beach area, including a dinner and karaoke night on Dec. 28, and a Black history tour from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine on Dec. 29.
On Dec. 30, celebrants enjoyed a tour of Daytona International Speedway, a golf outing at Daytona Beach Golf Club, a downtown tour and outlet shopping, and a pre-anniversary party at the Chart House.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was the site of 11 a.m. church services on Dec. 31, followed by a jazz and dance brunch.
The group brought in the new year with a toast and party at the Hilton’s Oceanview Room, and concluded the celebration with a New Year’s Day brunch at the home of Walter and Jennifer Jones.