Published 12:00 am Monday, January 2, 2012

Safrit Thompson Wedding

Cassie Annette Safrit and Zachary Kyle Thompson were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury. The Rev. Charlie Bryan officiated the 6:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Sapona Country Club in Lexington.
The  bride was escorted by her father, Cass Safrit, and attended by Carrie Spencer Carter of Salisbury as matron of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Erin Dinse Brinkley of Salisbury; Lindsay Clay of Salisbury; Madison Clay of St. Augustine, Fla.; Les-Lee Peeler Efird of Salisbury; Brendle Howard of Raleigh; Lauren Leonard of Lexington; Samantha Peeler of Salisbury; Hannah Petrea of Charlotte; and Tanya Simeone of Greensboro.
Johnny Thompson of Woodleaf stood as his son’s best man. Serving as groomsmen were Charlie Beretsky of  Banner Elk; Michael Bowles of Salisbury; Josh Brady of Rockwell; John Harrington of Granite Quarry; Cass Jarrett of Wilmington; Craig Powers of Salisbury; Calen Stiller of Southport; and Tony Washington of Raleigh.
Kate Kniaz of Cary served as flower girl, and Ellys Peeler of Concord was flag bearer. The guest register was attended by Christy Thompson Leonard of Lexington. Corey Stiller of Southport and Owen Peeler of Concord were program attendants.
The bride is the daughter of Pam and Cass Safrit of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Faye and Lester Peeler of Mount Ulla, Bruce and the late Inez Safrit of Salisbury and the late Martha Peeler. Educated at West Rowan High School, Cassie received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2004 from Ithaca College, where she was a Park Scholar; and a Master in Elementary Education in 2011 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is employed by Rowan-Salisbury Schools as a first grade teacher at Woodleaf Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Debbie and Tim Goodman of Salisbury and Ellen and Johnny Thompson of Woodleaf and the grandson of Ruby and Vic Thompson of Linwood, Carol and the late Jim Johnson of Lexington and the late Faris Rogers. Educated at East Rowan High School, Zach received a Bachelor of Science in  Business Administration in 2004 from East Carolina University. He is a sales and customer service representative at Promats Athletics.
Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple are making their home in Salisbury.