Big Wedding Gift

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

Talk about a heck of a way to close out the year; tying the knot is one thing, but how 'bout a giant billboard on Highway 13 just south of Rapids?

Melissa Britts and Paul Ward got married at Good Shepard church just down the street. On the way to the reception, they got quite the surprise. Melissa, a teacher in Wautoma, says she was a little embarrassed.

Paul, an engineer in Plover, says he drove past that spot about three times and never even saw it. He had no clue something like this was in the works.

"None. None at all," Paul says.

"I knew there'd be a practical joke, but I didn't think it'd be this big," says Melissa.

The billboard was put up Wednesday morning. The couple says they got married on New Year's Eve just because it's a fun night.


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