Planning for the annual “Love Is Love” valentine party, hosted by PFLAG, is in full swing. This community event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in the lobby of the Oregon Coast Community College campus in South Beach. Volunteers will transform the college commons into a romantic hearts and fl owers valentine party setting.
Past Forward, a popular local music 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 Akia Woods of Past Forward will delight the audience with traditional and modern love songs.
Teen poets and writers representing the Gay/Straight Alliance Clubs from Lincoln County high schools will read their work, and adults will read modern and traditional love poetry. Newlyweds and longest married couples, gay and straight, will be celebrated at the party. Decadent valentine desserts donated by the best bakers from several local churches will make this celebration a really sweet treat and chocolate heaven.
Toledo United Methodist Church volunteers are preparing a table of hearts, fl owers, glitter and glue for guests to create their own handmade valentine cards. You can surprise your sweetheart with a card from the heart.
PFLAG is a national organization providing support, education and advocacy for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals, their families, and friends.
Donations will support PFLAG’s programs for LGBT youth. For more information about the valentine party or PFLAG, or to be included as newlyweds, call 541-265-7194.
Liz Jones, left, and Nita Rose help decorate tables at a previous “Love Is Love” valentine party, hosted by PFLAG. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Feb. 11. (Courtesy photo)