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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Prescott couple hope to win contest to have their wedding at Lambeau Field

How’s this to pop the question?

“How would you like to have our wedding be at Lambeau Field?”

Earlier this fall John Schmitz went onto the Green Bay Packer team website and had his attention caught by a simple pop-up ad.

“It was an ad for a contest where the winner receives a $10,000 wedding at Lambeau Field,” Schmitz said. “And I just filled out my name, put down my number, address without really thinking about it. I never win at these contests so it was something I did for the heck of it.”

Eight couples were chosen over an eight-week period during the Packers’ regular season.  Neither Schmitz or his fiancĂ© Jessica Ptacek were chosen. But earlier this month John received a call that threw their plans in the air and started their dreams growing big. And area residents have a chance to keep those dreams growing.

“One of the finalists dropped out and thus we were chosen next,” Schmitz said. “Of course, then I had to tell Jessica I entered the both of us.”

Ptacek didn’t mind. The 27-year old Prescott native, who works as a nurse at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has been a Packers’ fan all her life.

“He called me as soon as he heard we were one of the finalists and it was the wedding proposal – 

‘How do you feel about getting married at Lambeau?’, “ Ptacek said. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe you could get married there. It’s wonderful!”

You can see more of this article in this week's Prescott Journal on newsstands Wednesday. 

You can also vote for them by going to the Robert Haack Diamond’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/roberthaackdiamonds/ and click on the app that says “VOTE HERE” to go through the procedures to participate in the voting.  Persons can vote one-time per day. The voting ends Dec. 21 and then winners will be announced. Not only will they get the $10,000 wedding, but also four tickets to the Packers-Vikings game Jan. 3 at Lambeau Field.

Jessica Ptacek and John Schmitz

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