Post and Mail photo / Robin Plasterer
Helen Arter, center, was crowned 2012 Valentineâ€™s Queen at the Oaks Tuesday. At her left is runner up Viola Baker. On the right is runner-up Kenny Ott. Jesse Rollins was named king, but due to hospitalization was unable to attend the event.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śLet Me Call You Sweetheart,â€ś â€śLittle Arrowsâ€ť and â€śUnforgettableâ€ť were just some of the tunes flowing through The Oaks during itâ€™s annual Valentineâ€™s Day party Tuesday. The social room was packed with nearly all the residents at The Oaks.
They clapped, sang and shouted as Jay Fox entertained with an old-fashioned accordion for nearly an hour and his wife Patrice sang along.
Helen Arter was named Valentineâ€™s Day Queen 2012. The queen received a crown and roses. The first runner-up was Viola Baker. She received a teddy bear.
Jesse Rollins, who was hospitalized, was named king. His runner-up was Kenny Ott, who said he would give Rollins his crown upon Rollinsâ€™ return to the nursing home. Ott received a big coffee mug with a teddy bear inside.
â€śThis is the biggest fundraiser we have for our department. We use it for extra entertainment, ice cream on the bus rides in the summer and flowers to decorate different areas in the nursing home,â€ť said Julie Osterman, one of the activity directors at The Oaks.
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