|Tuesday, February 17, 2009|
Folks gathered for the Macon County Senior Center’s Valentines Day Dance on Tuesday, February 10, to celebrate love, friendship and the crowning of this year’s Queen of Hearts & Mr. Charming Valentines Day Contest winners.
The contest, sponsored by the Macon County Chronicle, Lafayette Broadcasting and the Macon County Senior Center, required that contestants be nominated for each of the coveted titles in the form of an essay, describing the reasons they deserve to be honored.
Winning the 2009 title of Mr. Charming was Mr. Herlin Qualls, who has been devoted to his wife Frances for the past 44 years.
With over 30 nominations, Mrs. Cleopas Sloan was crowned the 2009 Queen of Hearts. She and her husband Clynton have been blissfully married for the past 39 years.
Cleopas, Herlin and a few of their guests arrived at the dance in style, exiting a silver stretch limousine and taking their thrones.
Crowned by members of the FCCLA, the winners were then introduced by members of the Full Access Band, which later got guests on their feet with their Southern rock sounds.
The purpose of beginning the Mr. Charming & Queen of Hearts Valentines Day contest this year was purely to honor two very special Macon County senior citizens, who have touched the lives of those who know them and to reward them with their special night in the spotlight.
It has been a pleasure for the Chronicle, Senior Center and Lafayette Broadcasting to sponsor this event and our wish to continue this contest in years to come.
Mr. Charming received: a certificate for a free haircut (Kirby’s Barber Shop), a certificate for free oil change (Hillwood Auto Parts), a multi-use knife (Ace Hardware), cologne (Mary Kay Rep. Jamie Dallas), a boutonniere (RBS Florist), a certificate for a free Sunday lunch buffet for two (Thomas House Hotel), a box of chocolates (Dollar General), limo service to dance (Macon County Chronicle) and a crown/sash (FCCLA).
The Queen of Hearts received: a $25 gift certificate for Johnson’s Jewelers, a certificate for a free manicure/hair cut and style (Tammy’s Beauty Salon), a pocketbook (J&J), a corsage (RBS Florist), a certificate for a free Sunday lunch buffet for two (Thomas House Hotel), a box of chocolates (Dollar General), a dozen roses (Macon County Chronicle), limo service to dance (Macon County Chronicle) and a crown/sash (FCCLA).