October 19, 2004: Headlines: COS - Panama: Marriage: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Panama RPCV Krista Cramer and ZachPeery were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Panama: Peace Corps Panama : The Peace Corps in Panama: October 19, 2004: Headlines: COS - Panama: Marriage: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Panama RPCV Krista Cramer and ZachPeery were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road

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Panama RPCV Krista Cramer and ZachPeery were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road

Panama RPCV Krista Cramer and ZachPeery were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road

Panama RPCV Krista Cramer and ZachPeery were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road

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"Donít you just see the strangest people in Santa Cruz?" KELLY SPELLMAN overheard the woman say at The Vault in downtown Santa Cruz.

The woman had apparently seen a couple running along West Cliff Drive that morning. The female jogger wore a wedding veil while the male jogger had a bow tie.

Kelly just smiled.

Because the couple running down West Cliff were her friends KRISTA CRAMER and ZACH PEERY, who were later married on a bluff off Swanton Road ó not far from the cabin where they met.

The couple had decided to go for a run with friends on their wedding morning, but the friends surprised them with the veil and tie, and two signs which read "bride" and "groom."

Hanging the signs around the coupleís necks, the jogging wedding party took off, setting off waves, claps and honks from people along the popular beachfront promenade, reported BERDELL SPELLMAN.

Krista is an ex-Peace Corps volunteer and served in Panama five years ago. Zach is writing his doctoral thesis on an endangered bird, the marbled murrelet.

Krista had signed up to be on his research team two years ago. The teamís base was a small cabin north of Davenport and the pair studied the tiny birds in the waters of Davenport in the early morning hours.

And, well ...

That Sunday, 20 friends and family celebrated the coupleís wedding not far from the cabin.

Kristaís brother TODD CRAMER performed the ceremony, while his wife, HANNAH, was the wedding coordinator.

The couple is from Soquel.





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