The unthinkable happened at breakfast at the Carson City IHop on September 6 when a schizophrenic gunman opened fire on Nevada National Guard members. Now, the community is coming together to give one of the surviving guard members who was shot something else unthinkable: A dream wedding.
“We just wanted to turn a negative into a positive,” said Teri Bath of the Garden Shop Nursery.
She says that at 5 p.m. today, that guard member's name will be released. She declined an interview from KOLO-TV, she is still struggling with her injuries Bath said. But she is slowly finding the courage to go public.
Meanwhile, Bath released some of the details of the big day. “We are giving her a dream wedding.” And by “we” she means the community.
“I am trying to get as many local donations as possible,” she said. “A community effort.”
So far everything is being donated. The new Garden Shop Nursery Wedding Venue, is one of them, a big white Victorian-style house on Mayberry and McCarran.
“We are going to have the wedding out in the front yard for this couple. I would like the military swords for the bride to walk through and out into the wedding procession.”
Tentatively, the wedding is scheduled for October 23rd and will not be open to the public but will be open to the media. The Garden Shop Nursery is also considering putting together a memorial fund for the children of the victims of the shooting.
Anyone who wishes to be a part of this community effort is asked to call Teri Bath at The Garden Shop Nursery at 775-813-6505.