Donna Barnes joins the “sisterhood” of Loveland Valentine Ladies

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH  (December 14, 2022) – The Loveland Valentine Ladies have announced the crowning of the 2023 Valentine Lady. 

Donna Barnes, newly crowned 2023 Loveland Valentine Lady (Photo Nancy Downing)

It is my great pleasure and with a happy heart, to announce that Loveland ‘s own Donna Barnes has been named the 2023 Valentine lady. – Janis Fogle, Valentine Lady announcing selection of the 2023 Loveland Valentine Lady

Donna Barnes is the 2023 Loveland Valentine Lady. In the announcement, she is described as “one that flies under the radar … simply going along her day with kindness and generosity of her time and asks nothing in return.”

Donna was cited for demonstrating her pride and caring for the community of Loveland with simple things like picking up trash along the Little Miami Scenic River Trail (aka: Loveland Bike Trail). She was also recognized for her volunteering including her volunteer efforts for the Loveland Farmer’s Market each market season. 

“Donna is an excellent fit into the sisterhood, known as the Loveland Valentine ladies,” said Fogle. “Congratulations Donna.” 

The Loveland Valentine Ladies serve throughout the year visiting students at the Loveland Schools, stamping the Loveland Postmark on Loveland Valentine Cards, and appearing at many other community events. There is no greater group of ambassadors spreading the love of Loveland throughout the community than the Loveland Valentine Ladies. 

Loveland Valentine Ladies surround Donna Barnes (with crown) newly named 2023 Valentine Lady (Photo Nancy Downing)