2018 Loveland Valentine’s program a huge success

Poetry Winners (L to R): Megan Scheib, Claire Hill, Kate Skarda, Loveland Interim Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse, Whitaker Donley, Lexi Duff Front: Lillian Clark
Valentine Ladies:
Back row (L to R): Carol Williams, Anne Jones Fowler, Sue Lundy, Linda Cox, Laurie Gordon, Kay Napier, Jan Ranard, Janis Fogle
Front Row (L to R): Lu Boike, Michelle Pfeister, Cory Partin (Valentine Escort), Kay Bolin, Pat Furterer
Poetry Winners (L to R):
Megan Scheib, Claire Hill, Kate Skarda, Loveland Interim Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse, Whitaker Donley, Lexi Duff
Front: Lillian Clark

On February 9, 2018, The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance held their annual Valentine Breakfast at the Oasis Conference Center, with more than 100 guests in attendance, including 12 Valentine Ladies and this year’s Valentine Escort.

The morning program recognized the 2018 Valentine Lady, Kay Bolin, and the Valentine Card Artist, Dr. Roland Boike, and, new this year, the Valentine Escort, Cory Partin. Kay Bolin shared her experience of being Valentine lady-including visiting local churches, nursing homes, and Loveland school-including visiting more than 1,100 students. Bolin also shared the story she wrote about love and kindness, based on a true story of a wild goose in Loveland.

“It’s been an absolute blast,” shared Bolin on her being this year’s Valentine Lady. “It’s been the most incredible experience. I’ve loved getting to share this story of love and kindness with the students, and have loved their reactions to it!”

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department surprised the Valentine ladies with a dozen roses.

The LSFD is sponsoring and overseeing the construction of the Valentine Lane that will be constructed near Jackson Street Market honoring the Valentine Ladies and the Valentine Program’s history in Loveland.

The grand opening of Valentine Lane is scheduled for May 12.

The following Valentine poetry winners were recognized:

Whitaker Donley, Loveland Early Childhood Center

Megan Scheib, Loveland Primary

Claire Hill, St. Columban School

Kate Skarda, Loveland Intermediate

Andrew Waple, Loveland Middle School

Lexi Duff, Loveland High School

Lillian Clark, Loveland Health Care

The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance wishes to thank area sponsors of the Valentine event: Loveland Health Care, Oasis Conference Center, Loveland Kroger, and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department.