Friday, August 5th, 2011
There was a lot that had to come together for this proposal to such a success. Several things happened that set the stage. First, a good friend of Jeremiah’s, Tammie Pontsler, got the lead role in The Sound of Music. The second is that Jeremiah’s mom, Janice Vocke traveled from Shelton Washington to help him recover after a hernia surgery. The play opened the night before Janice flew back to Washington. Jeremiah arranged with Tammie for a special surprise.
During intermission of the play, they had a raffle. Jeremiah texted Tammie the number on one of his tickets. She gave that info to the producer who, after the real raffle, read that number for a “mystery prize.” She then said that Jeremiah had to come on stage to claim it. Just having had surgery, he asked Kelly to help me climb the stairs and go on stage. The producer gave him the mic, he said some sweet things, and got down on one knee and proposed. Kelly was very surprised and accepted the proposal with tears of joy and a kiss.