Valentine’s Day is a time to show love. That love can be for someone, or for a good cause.
Over $1,300 was raised for the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center at an enjoyable Valentine’s Day event.
The popular Mr. and Ms. Valentine drew several contestants, with each trying their best to raise the most funds for the center, ensuring them the title. Competitions were also held to crown a Valentine King and Queen.
Contestants included Dennis Kronlage, Roxann Blair, Ron Walker, Lois Hennessee, Loretta Young, Grace Cannon, Thomas Tanner, Charlotte Huff, Jimmy Huff and Walker Bryant.
Grabbing the Mr. and Ms. Valentine title were Jimmy and Charlotte Huff, who received donations totaling $123.46 to clinch their win.
Valentine Queen Roxann Blair, raised $650.54; and King Dennis Kronlage raised $174.85 for the center’s coffers.
When asked about the fun competition, Kronlage said, “It feels great because we accomplished what we set out to do, and that was to raise money for the center. I solicited friends for both funds and cake donations, and it felt good to do something positive in the process.”
Both a cake auction and cake walks were held during the day. The cakes were all homemade and donated by individuals, businesses and board members.
“We are so appreciative of all the people who helped make this day a success,” said center director Cheryl Mingle. “We had lots of cakes, delicious homemade creations provided by some of our county’s best cooks.”
Kronlage was also appreciative of the many donations to the day’s success. He received an array of prizes, ranging from chocolates to a massage, to a photography session to a shampoo and hair cut.
Kronlage is the newly named chairman of the board for the Senior Center. He is especially proud of the center’s many activities available to area senior citizens. He pointed out the center recently received an Exchange Club award praising it for displaying the American flag in the citizens promoting citizenship campaign.