At the Trigg County Senior Citizens Community Kitchen, the Valentine’s Day King and Queen were crowned after lunch. Director Carolyn Bland announced to everyone that they had never had such a close vote for the king before, with only three votes difference. It was then that Richard Dassow was crowned King and Mary Bridges was crowned Queen. Bridges was given flowers, candy, lotion and $5. Dassow received shaving lotion, cologne, candy and $5.
After the crowning ceremony, Bland introduced a quick game. Everyone had several candy hearts at their table and whoever could put them together to say “My man,” “One I love” and “Call home” won a prize.
About a mile away that afternoon, a much younger crowd was celebrating Valentine’s Day at the schools. Fourth grade teacher Amy Carneyhan had her students spell “Happy Valentine’s Day” – complete with the apostrophe – aloud before they could begin eating pizza.
As Carneyhan was preparing, Connor Knight eyed the checkerboard in the corner of the room, thinking about finishing the game he had started earlier.
“We can’t finish our game now, but you are going down!” Carneyhan said as she walked by laughing.
In part of an effort to control the end-of-day holiday chaos, Carneyhan pitched a few math problems dealing with fractions and pizza. She also used math to make them listen when they became a bit rowdy.
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