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Valentines for seniors a smashing success

 

Last updated 2/16/2021 at 4:18pm

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Amber Rotramel (from left), Nicole Reeves, Piper Sickmiller and Doris Schommer at Widefield Parks and Rec display some of the Valentines they made for local senior citizens through the Share Some Love campaign.

A new program by Widefield Parks and Recreation designed to "share some love" with area senior citizens was a big success, generating more than 1,400 Valentines that were distributed locally.

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Autumn Withers and Aiden Rial create valentines for area senior citizens through Widefield Parks and Rec's new Share Some Love program.

"Since the past few months have been especially challenging for our older generations, we wanted to coordinate an opportunity to 'share some love' with seniors in our community," said Amber Rotramel, Arts and Cultural Recreation Specialist.

Parks and Rec sent out a call for help to the community and Widefield School District 3 to craft homemade, heartfelt Valentines to be shared with seniors from the Fountain Valley Senior Center.

"The teachers and students in the district plus community members wasted no time, and in just under three weeks, over 1,400 Valentines were turned into Parks and Recreation!" Rotramel said.

There were so many Valentines that the Fountain Valley Senior Center had more than enough to hand out to their seniors during the food pick-up program last week.

"With the overwhelming support we were able to share love with the Apple Tree Assisted Living Home as well as the Fountain Valley Senior Center," Rotramel said.

 

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