Apr 19, 2013
Did Kelsey accept the styrofoam cup prom invite?
Out on the fence around the St. Mary's practice football field — on the curve around Mills Creek Golf Course where Perkins Avenue curves into Venice Road — somebody had put styrofoam cups into the fence spelling out "Kelsey H Prom?" I'm just wondering who Kelsey is and did she go to the prom? Barbara in Sandusky
Sandusky High School student Kelsey Holmer will soon head to two proms — both with her boyfriend of nearly six months, Matthew Dudek.
Matthew is a Bellevue High School student. With some help from friends, he plotted to creatively ask Kelsey to prom. The group stuffed the Perkins Avenue fence at midnight. Matthew then left a note on Kelsey's car the following morning, telling her to "be on the lookout" on her way to school. She drives past the fence daily.
If you ask Kelsey, she'll tell you nothing can top how Matthew popped the question.
Kelsey devised a similar unique plan soon after. She stuffed Matthew's car with balloons using a spare key obtained from a family member. When he opened the door and the cluster of balloons flew into the sky, a single one reading "Prom?" remained, tied to his steering wheel. He also said "yes."
Sandusky's prom is Saturday. Bellevue's prom is April 27. They'll be attending both as each other's date.
Thanks to Sandusky High School principal Dan Poggiali for helping the Register track down the information.
Attached as PDFs are pictures of the two and the cup display Matthew placed in the fence.
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