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Putnam Teacher Receives $25,000 To Cover Wedding, Honeymoon Costs

Reported: Feb. 28, 2014 4:37 PM EST
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POCA, W.Va. (Taisha Walker) -- A Putnam County teacher was in for a big surprise Friday morning -- one that will help her transition into the next phase of her life.

Jessica Musick isn't just a just beloved teacher at Rock Branch Elementary, she is also a bride-to-be. The fifth grade teacher submitted an entry into the "Share Your Love, Win Your Wedding" national sweepstakes to help cut down the financial burden of planning a wedding.

Musick was surprised Friday with the news that she was chosen out of thousands to receive a $25,000 check to cover her wedding and honeymoon costs. Representatives from David's Bridal, elementary students and staff members were present for the big reveal.

The first-year teacher said she is grateful because she and her fiance have been stressing out about wedding costs.

"We're a little tight on money. He actually took a different job to spend more time with me. We've been pretty tight on money. Money isn't everything, but it's good. It's going to go into savings."

Musick said she plans to have a simple wedding in May. She said she will likely keep her wedding plans the same but is considering different honeymoon plans.

David's Bridal also donated a rack of dresses to the elementary school to use as costumes.



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