Everyone is big on Valentines Day, including Toledo City Hall where everybody says their favorite Valentine is the town of Toledo itself. That’s why they’ve hung big Valentines Hearts up and down Main Street!
The Street Valentine project was started by a group of community volunteers, the Toledo Hometown Committee, in 2002. The number of valentines has been growing every year, and now number 54. Sweethearts and others (sometimes including parents, grandparents and churches) pay a $35 subscription yearly to have their names displayed on the hearts in February. Some couples include their anniversary year. The proceeds of the project are used for community beautification projects. The construction and installation is done by volunteers from the Hometown Committee and the Toledo Main Street Design Committee.
Thank you Celeste Mathews of the City of Toledo for the information!