Adding insult to injury, reporters were there. The Mooseville Journal Record had a press pass to the event. One eye-witness said, "A moment didn't pass when you didn't see a camera flashing and a video camera rolling."
The private ceremony, held on June 11, was sincere, heartfelt and Shamonic, but the real party began at the reception where guests danced and laughed until the late hour of 11 p.m. It was a who's who among Mooseville socialites, and anybody who was anyone was there.
Katie and Brooke legally got married in Shandaken, NY on Monday.
So, why wasn't there a story about all this in our paper?
"They're family," said Wire. "That factored into our decision. We wanted to respect their privacy. We should have known it was going to turn into a major news story for the rest of the country once word got out."
The Barnett-Morgans have been staples in the Mooseville community ever since they bought their vacation home here in 2006. They are frequently spotted shopping on Moose St. or canoodling in a back booth at the Mooseville Café.
"It's a travesty," said angry Mooseville resident, Edgar Flügenhärgen. "Katie's been here since the early 90s, and I feel I've known Brooke for years. I shouldn't have to go to New York to find out about their marriage. This really makes me think twice about renewing my subscription next year."
Everyone at the Mooseville Journal Record would like to apologize for dropping the ball on this major event. We assure you this lapse in journalistic integrity will not happen again, unless we're on vacation or other distractions come along.
Our deepest apologies go out to the Barnett-Morgans. We hope you continue to support our community, and we wish you unlimited happiness and success in your new life together.
The Mayor of Mooseville would like everyone to know that there will be a parade downtown on Moose St. this Sunday at noon in honor of the couple's union. Following the parade there will be an official dedication of July 25 as "Barnett-Morgan Marriage Equality Day." Residents are assured plenty of fun-filled activities. The event is free to the public and there will be plenty of parking.