Va. couple gets married in Pa. rink where they met

SENECA, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania couple has gotten their married life rolling at a roller-skating rink.

Twenty-four-year-old Shelly Everett and 23-year-old Travis Rodgers met as preteens at the Seneca Skating Rink, where they were married Wednesday. Everett wore a traditional gown and traded a “first dance” with her new husband for a “first skate” instead.

Everett graduated from nearby Oil City High School, while Rodgers went to Franklin High School, a few miles away. Both cities are about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Rodgers tells The Derrick of Oil City that, “You always see people with their church weddings, and we wanted to do something special.”

The couple are returning to Virginia Beach, Va., where Rodgers is stationed in the Navy and expects to be deployed overseas later this year. Everett is expecting their first child in September.

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