A breakfast bunch of more than 40 came out for the festive gathering Friday morning at the Oasis Conference Center. They saw 2022 Valentine Lady Jeannie Shumaker honored. They saw the official Valentine Card art of Nancy Sullivan displayed. They saw, and heard the winning Valentine Poets (kids from Loveland Schools) and their poems. They heard Loveland School Superintendent Mike Broadwater honor the Valentine Ladies and then present them with gifts of candles from Lemons & Limes in Loveland. As always, the annual event organized by Little Miami River Chamber, was emceed by Bill Hounshell – who enjoys sharing the story of the Loveland Valentine’s Ladies each passing year.
The poem of Roman Lyke: Valentine’s Day tastes like chocolate – It sounds like laughing – It smells like cookies – It looks like Red Hearts – Valentine’s Day feels like a hug!
Brody’s poem: Love is puppies and cuddles – Hugs and sitting and – watching a movie and popcorn – Going to the movies is love – Go to your friends house!
“I wanted to do it because my nana was a Valentine Lady,” said Brody. “Kathy Lorenz is grandma. She told my teacher to do it, she told our teacher we should probably make a poem. I was excited.”
So was nana, who said Brody has two older siblings who never wrote a Valentine’s Day Poem for the contest.
“Brody is a pretty special kid,” said Kathy Lorenz. “I was careful not to let the ladies know it was my grandson. The ladies pick the poetry winners. Then they picked it and Brody was thrilled. I am so glad he could be honored this way. He did a great job!”
Amalie’s winning poem: “Valentine’s Day at the Zoo!” – This year let’s do something new! – For Valentine’s Day, let’s go to the zoo! – Bundle up it’s time to go! – Get in the car and go, go, go! – What is this: It’s starting to snow! – Let’s get hot cocoa and see the flamingos! – Next are the meerkats all huddled together When they’re running around, I could watch them forever. – It’s warm in the elelphant house. Braloo, but it kind of smells like poo – Off to the giraffes! There is so much to do! Last, but not least we’ll see Fiona and Bibi! Bibi loves Fiona like I love my Gigi! – Oh, and Happy Valentines Day to you! Maybe next year we’ll do something new too!
Poem of Harper Brown:”Love is LIke” Love is like a sunny day – It always makes you smile – I loe you so much you say – I hate to be away for a long while
Love is like hot cocoa- On a cold and snowy day – It make people go loco -Just know, I’ll never go away
Love is like a warm cozy bed – After quite a long day – It’s a place you can rest your head – But it’s not always super cool
Love is like a glass of water – It sometimes has you chokin’ – Sometimes you can see right through – But true love can’t really be broken
The poem of Lexi Duff: “Anything I know about love, I learned from Songs” Sometimes All you need is Love – Other times, you’re Livin’ on a Prayer – But just believe in The Power of Love – Take my Hand, because We’ll make it I swear
Before the Day I met you – Life was so unkind – But Then I Saw Y0ur Face, Now I’m a Believer – I couldn’t leave you if I tried
Please never forget. . . – If you decide to be a Heartbreaker, Love Taker and Mess around on me – I have friends in Love Places Looking out for me.