HAGERSTOWN -- After dating for the last two years, Funkstown residents Chris Schultz and Kim Lushbaugh said they decided to tie the knot during a Valentine's Day ceremony at the Washington County Circuit Courthouse in Hagerstown.
Schultz and Lushbaugh were among 12 couples who paid $85 each to exchange vows at the courthouse and alter their lives for, as the adage says, better or worse.
"It's a lot better than spending thousands of dollars on a wedding," Lushbaugh said. "He's stuck with me. We might as well make it legal."
Lushbaugh said she was "scared to death" just minutes before her wedding.
"I'm already a grandmother to three. ... Now, I'm going to be a grandmother to 17," said Lushbaugh, referring to becoming a stepgrandmother to Schultz' 14 grandchildren. "It's a new experience as far as starting over with a new life."