Maryland Couple Get Engaged At Sebastian Tiki Bar & Grill

Arch McQuade asks Katie McGlaughlin for her hand in marriage on the pier at the Sebastian Tiki Bar & Grill.
Arch McQuade asks Katie McGlaughlin for her hand in marriage on the pier at the Sebastian Tiki Bar & Grill.

SEBASTIAN – When Jerry McGlaughlin made his annual trip to Sebastian from Maryland, he was in for a surprise.

Jerry brought his daughter Katie McGlaughlin and her boyfriend Arch McQuade on the trip to Florida. They had a wonderful time going on an airboat and all the other things Indian River County has to offer.

They also enjoyed the entertainment at the Tiki Bar & Grill in Sebastian, a place Jerry visits each year.

“They were down in Florida visiting from Glen Burnie, Maryland with Bonnie and Frank Davis and their daughter and husband Myssi Davis and Joe Horstkamp,” said Jerry.

At the end of their stay, they went to the Tiki Bar and walked out on the pier. I just happened to be there myself, with my wife and a few friends.

That’s when Jerry walked up to me and said, “you’ll never guess what just happened.” I looked at him puzzled, only knowing that the three of them just walked from the pier. Maybe they saw a dolphin or a manatee?

Maryland couple celebrate their engagement at Tiki Bar & Grill in Sebastian.
Maryland couple celebrate their engagement at Tiki Bar & Grill in Sebastian.

Jerry asked his daughter to show me, and there it was! Katie was sporting an engagement ring.

Apparently, Arch already asked Jerry for his daughter’s hand in marriage. The two men kept it a secret during the trip.

As they walked the pier, Arch got down on one knee and asked Katie to marry him. It all happened right here in our town of Sebastian.

It was a magical night for the couple, and Jerry says he’s a proud father.

Congratulations Arch and Katie!


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.