Valentine's Day was celebrated at Grant Memorial Hospital with the crowning of Queen Rebecca Crites of Rig and King Larry "Dike" Paugh of Mount Storm.
Queen Rebecca, mother of 13 children, said she enjoys cooking and used to make 20 loaves of bread at a time. When receiving her crown, she said, "This has been a wonderful day."
King Larry added that he too enjoyed the day's activities. "I never expected to have all this happen to me." He is married and has one daughter.
VALENTINE TRADITION — Grant Memorial Hospital hosted a Valentine Party Monday, complete with entertainment, decorations, gifts and the crowing of a king and queen. Front row, Rebecca Crites, left, was crowned queen while Larry Paugh was crowned king. Entertainment was provided by Debbie and Grant Travis, standing.
Donnalee Alt, a Petersburg resident, dressed in her Valentine's finest, was the mistress of ceremonies for the Valentine Party. Entertainment was provided by Debbie and Grant Travis of Maysville. The GMH Auxiliary furnished the decorations and gifts.