Vote for Groom of the Year!
Posted by Nancy Wallick (+61) 13 years ago
Thank you all for the kind words/gifts many of you gave to our family upon our Mother's recent passing.

My daughter Marissa is getting married in October. Her fiance is 1 of 8 finalists for Groom of the Year at Brides.com. There were about 2000 entrants! The winner is now determined by popular vote at the website. Could you you please click on the link and vote for
CHAD JOSEPH! He has the cowboy hat on. The hat is the one Marissa wore at the BHS sale last year!

Click here to Vote: http://www.brides.com/groomoftheyear

Here is Marissa's story:

Hello,
My name is Marissa Pearson and I am looking for your support on behalf of Chad Joseph who is one of 8 finalists competing for the 2009 Groom of the Year Award at Brides.com. He is the only contestant from Minnesota and also the only individual in the law enforcement profession.

There are many things that I can say Chad has done for me over the past four years, but I am going to forgo that option and instead share with you why you should vote for him.

Chad has been on active duty with the Downtown Mpls. Police Dept. for nearly 12 years where he has protected, served and fought for all citizens of Minneapolis:
Approximately, 9 years ago Chad saved a man's life by pulling him from a burning car.
During a riot after a concert he had bricks thrown at him by angry protestors.
He participated in the 2009 RNC in St Paul.
The most dear to Chad's heart is the loss of his partner (Melissa Schmidt) who 7 years ago, received a fatal shot to the stomach while protecting the community.

Because of all that Chad does for the community I would love to see him win and as a group we would be able to showcase our Minnesota pride by voting for this hometown hero for Groom of the Year at http://www.brides.com/groomoftheyear
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Posted by Kacey (+3154) 13 years ago
Nancy,
I have been voting. Got an email that he made it through to the next round!!! Congratulations Chad!! I put in my vote for this week.
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+61) 13 years ago
Thanks Kacey! How did you happen to know about the contest? Did you vote for Chad without me telling you to please vote for him???? The guy he was up against the 1st time was from Missoula.
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Posted by Mike Wallick (+168) 13 years ago
I voted, although it seems a bit wierd to be picking my favorite grooms. Hope he wins!
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Posted by Kacey (+3154) 13 years ago
Here is the link to the video from the Minneapolis TV station so everyone can see Chad and Marissa.

http://www.wcco.com/video...yport.com/
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Posted by Kacey (+3154) 13 years ago
Nancy,
Can you tell us what all he will win if he wins Groom of the Year?
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+61) 13 years ago
The winner will receive their choice of wedding needs from advertisers including the tuxedos, rings, invitations ect. AND $10,000 toward the honeymoon and other expenses!!!! It is so cool that he got this far. WCCO TV had them, on so watch the video and VOTE. This round ends today. If he wins he will be in the top 4 and than the top 2 for the winner. He will not find out until Monday if he made this round. It will be tough as he is up against an Iraqi war veteran. Thanks everybody for voting.
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+61) 13 years ago
Chad just called and he was told the voting goes thru Sunday @ 11:00 am. You long time friends, neighbors, classmates & posters (ex Chuck Schott, Hal Neumann, Mike Schmitz) need to vote NOW so I can buy a new car instead of a wedding!



Click on this link and mark the dot in front of CHAD JOSEPH (he has the cowboy hat on).

http://www.brides.com/groomoftheyear

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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1660) 13 years ago



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Posted by Kacey (+3154) 13 years ago
Keep spreading it through Facebook, Nancy. I've voted for Chad!
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+61) 13 years ago
Chad made the next round and is now representing the Northern USA! He was featured on Fox News last night. Here is the link:


http://www.myfoxtwincitie...om_of_Year

Please vote this round. It is a simple click and means so much to them!

CHAD JOSEPH!

http://www.brides.com/groomoftheyear
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