LOVE IS LOVE Community Valentine Party
Planning for the almost annual LOVE IS LOVE Valentine Party hosted by PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) is in full swing. This community Valentine Party will be held from 2-4 PM on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the beautiful lobby of the Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach. Volunteers will transform the College Commons into a romantic Hearts and Flowers Valentine Party setting.
Past Forward, a popular local group, will provide live music to celebrate the power of love in all its wonderful and surprising forms—young and old, gay and straight. Vocals by Patty Egan of Past Forward and a duet by Master of Ceremonies Darcy Hogan and Program Chair Akia Woods will delight the audience.
Teen poets and writers representing the Gay/Straight Alliance Clubs from Lincoln County high schools will read their work, and adults will read striking modern and traditional love poetry, Newlyweds, gay and straight, will be celebrated at the party.
Delightful and decadent Valentine desserts donated by the best chefs from several local churches and by PFLAG members will make this celebration a really sweet treat and chocolate heaven.
Toledo United Methodist Church volunteers are preparing a table of hearts, flowers, glitter and glue for guests to create their own hand-made Valentine Cards. You can surprise your sweetheart with a card from the heart, unique and special, just like your love.
Photographer Jerry Thompson will be on hand to take Sweetheart Photos that may be purchased for only $10, a great way to create a lasting memory with your Valentine on this special day.
PFLAG is a national organization providing support, education and advocacy for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community, their families, and friends. The Oregon Central Coast Chapter focuses on creating safe and nurturing communities for young people in Lincoln County, and opening hearts and minds of all ages. With this Valentine Party for old and young, gay and straight, we’re bringing people together to celebrate the power of love in our lives. After all, Love is Love!
Donations will support Oregon’s Freedom to Marry campaign. For more information about the Valentine Party or PFLAG, or to be included as Newlyweds, call 541-265-7194.