Congratulations to Mark and BillieJo Partridge, second place winners of Patch's 'Gwinnett's Cutest Couple' contest. Snellville Patch had the chance to learn a little about the couple's history.
Patch: Where did you and Mark meet?
BillieJo: Mark and I met in 1989. I was waitressing at the time and he had come into the resturaunt a few times. It was not until I recognized him at the gym (Sports Life) that we started talking to each other and then started dating in 1990.
Patch: When did you get married?
BillieJo: Mark and I were married in 1994.
Patch: How did you know you were meant for each other?
BillieJo: We just knew!
Patch: Tell us about your first date.
BillieJo: Our first date was a dinner at Bennigans (which is no longer there on Jimmy Carter Boulevard) and we had a great time! We often drive by the location and recall our first date. I can still remember what I ate that night too.... (of course a salad.)
Patch: How did Mark propose?
BillieJo: I was away on a trip to Puerto Rico, and when I returned home, Mark asked me to marry him at the airport!
Patch: What is your favorite thing about each other?
BillieJo: Mark is a wonderful provider and husband. Everything he does, he does for his family!
Mark: BillieJo is a determined and dedicated woman who successfully balances being a wife, mother and business owner.
Patch: How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?
BillieJo: Dinner out to a nice restaurant.
Patch: Do you have a special nickname for each other?
BillieJo: Yes, we do.... but no... I will not spill those beans!
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