Secrets of Friendship Considered at Lifetree Café

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Aledo, Illinois - The secrets of lasting friendships will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m.

The program, titled "Friends for Life: 10 buddies. 38 years. 1 week a year," features the filmed story of a group of guys who have remained friends 20 years after graduation from middle school.

"Our lives have gone lots of directions," says Rodney Stewart, one of the original group of middle-school buddies. "Marriages, divorces, addictions, the death of family members, successes and failures-we've walked through them together. We have what many people wish they had: longstanding friendships."

Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss the factors involved in making and keeping friends, as well as the benefits of longtime friendships.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe-Aledo, 606 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Karen Hines at 309-236-2911 or More information is available at