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April 18, 2014

An Easter surprise

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

A Lockport woman found something a bit more sparkly than jelly beans inside of a plastic egg on Friday.

Amandalyn Morton, 23, visited Mills Jewelers on Main Street with her boyfriend, Seth Lamar, to take part in the jewelry shop's annual Easter egg hunt. 

The egg hunt, which Mills has done for years, invites previous customers to pick an egg from an assortment. Each egg holds a surprise — gemstones, cash prizes, or the chance to spin a prize wheel. The customer never knows what they might get. 

Morton's surprise came in the form of a custom-designed engagement ring. And while she didn't know she was getting it, her now-fiance Lamar certainly did. 

“I had no idea this was coming, but he did seem weirdly quiet in the car,” Morton said of her now-fiance. “Usually, he doesn't stop talking!”

The pair met in seventh grade and have been dating since,. They attended Lockport High School together.

Morton is studying creative writing at Villa Maria College and Lamar is studying animal behavior, ecology and conservation at Cansius College.

“We were thrilled to be able to be a part of this, because we usually don't get to see the proposal,” Mills Jewelers owner George Fritz said.

Lamar had worked with him since January to design the princess cut diamond ring, which is a recreation of a family heirloom of his which is between 60 and 100 years old.

Contact reporter Kaley Lynch at 439-9222 ext. 6245 or tweet to @Lynchie17

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