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 Dawn Mosley-Morris, Delaware State Parks 302-739-9937

Delaware State Parks and Orly Diamonds
to hold “Orly Diamonds Dash”

DOVER (May 14, 2013) – On Sunday, May 19, couples from across the state will dash their way through Bellevue State Park in the hopes of winning a $5,000 diamond engagement ring from Orly Diamonds. Delaware State Parks and Orly Diamonds have partnered to bring this unique bridal event, the “Orly Diamonds Dash” to Delaware.

The “Orly Diamonds Dash” will have couples searching through the park to find and successfully complete challenges to earn points. Challenge stations will be run by bridal vendors and will require couples to work together to complete wedding-themed tasks. The two couples with the highest points move on to compete in a final one-on-one challenge. The winning couple will receive the diamond ring and propose or renew their vows in front of Bellevue Hall.

“This is a great opportunity to win a beautiful ring and save money for other aspects of a couple’s big day,” said Judi Jeffers, Bellevue State Park Superintendent and Special Event Coordinator.

In addition to the dash, there will be a free Bridal Expo from 2 to 4 p.m. in front of Bellevue Hall. Numerous local bridal vendors will be on hand with giveaways, and WJBR will broadcast live throughout the event. Spectators and couples will also have the chance to crack the Orly Diamonds vault and win a Honda Accord from Martin Honda.

“Delaware State Parks offers fantastic venues for special events and this event is giving us the perfect opportunity to showcase locations such as Bellevue Hall and gardens, the Figure 8 Barn, and the Mt. Pleasant Meeting House, Jeffers said. “Everyone who attends the expo will have the chance to sample our fantastic caterer’s selections and experience our natural setting.

Registration for competing couples closes on Friday at 5 p.m. Couples must sign in at 11 a.m. on May 19 at the Bellevue State Park bandshell, located at 800 Carr Wilmington. The Dash will begin at 12 p.m. Proceeds benefit CHILD, Inc.

To register for this event visit, or contact Orly Diamonds at 302-384-7623. For more information about weddings and other events at Delaware State Parks, visit

Vol. 43, No. 194

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