The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year. Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.
While this was as true this year as any year, one young lady in the crowd was about to get something much more valuable than candy thrown from a float. A diamond ring was in her future.
Cormick Breshears wanted to make his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Whisper Givan, a fireworks show so unique and special that she, along with the town of Morgan, would never forget.
He strategically planned it so Whisper never questioned him about riding in the parade float with the Morgan High School wrestling team. After all, he was the assistant coach, so it was only appropriate. “To say that I was nervous is an understatement, I was terrified!” said Breshears.
He continued saying that keeping it a secret was no easy task. “There were so many times where I almost slipped and said something about it. A couple of times I did slip and ask my parents something right in front of her,” commented Breshears.
As the fully decorated Razor approached, all the cameras came out. Givan said, “I think I was the only one in the dark. Everyone else in my family knew.” But as the Razor began to turn, she started to wonder why the wrestling parade float was so girlish and void of any wrestlers.