LAURITA JOURNAL: The Engagement Ring in the Snow
Teresa and her fiancé, Chris, were having a great time at Laurita’s Ice Sculpture spectacular on Saturday, Feb. 21, until she noticed her engagement ring missing.
Teresa thought the ring was lost when she removed her gloves near the igloo ice sculpture. So the couple went back to the igloo area and searched, but heavy snow covered the ground making it impossible to find anything.
The couple reported their loss to Laurita employees, who immediately descended upon the igloo area and conducted their own search. Unfortunately, they, too, were unsuccessful as a small object like a ring is easily concealed in deep snow. Sadly, Teresa went home that night without her engagement ring.
The following day, owner Randy Johnson, was determined to do his utmost to find Teresa’s ring. Randy called a friend, Derek Erickson, owner of a metal detector to ask his help. Derek volunteered on the spot.
Derek visited Laurita with his metal detector in tow, and went to work. Within a half-hour…Voila! The engagement ring was found!
The good news was immediately conveyed to Chris who rushed to the winery to retrieve the ring. At Laurita, Chris said Teresa was still unaware the ring was found as he had a plan. That evening, he intended to propose for a second time and surprise Teresa by putting the ‘missing’ ring on her finger.
As he was leaving, Chris expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone at Laurita. Chris was also in for a surprise. To ensure a romantic evening, Chris was given a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon—compliments of Laurita!