Community invited to Appel wedding Saturday in Steamboat Springs

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Keith Appel and Teneil Jayne

— If you did not get invited to a wedding this year, here is your chance.

Keith Appel and Teneil Jayne are inviting the community to attend their wedding at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School football field.

“I would love to see the whole town there,” Jayne said.

Initially, the couple said they were planning to have a small wedding on a beach somewhere, but they decided they did not want to leave anyone out.

“We really feel like a good, strong marriage is well-rooted in the community, and we have a lot of friends and family in the community,” Jayne said.

Jayne grew up in Craig, and Appel is a fourth-generation Routt County resident.

The couple said the ceremony will happen rain or shine.

After the ceremony, a reception will take place at The Rusted Porch, 690 Marketplace Plaza. Lunch and dessert will be available for $5.

“Even if you don’t know us, it’s still a celebration with a cheap lunch,” Jayne said. “We just want everyone’s support.

The couple is hoping the community wedding will help their family move forward after the murder-suicide of Appel's parents nearly a year ago. In July, Larry Appel shot and killed his wife, Chris Appel, before turning the gun on himself at their rural Steamboat home.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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