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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.