Loveland, Ohio – Resident Donna Barnes (3rd from right) has been named the 2023 Valentine lady.

In making the announcement 2013 Valentine Lady Janis Fogle said, “Donna is one that flies under the radar, meaning she simply goes along her day with kindness and generosity of her time and asks nothing in return. From volunteering at the Loveland Farmers Market to picking up trash along the Little Miami bike trail, taking pride in her community, Donna is an excellent fit into the sisterhood, known as the Loveland Valentine ladies.”

Barnes will replace the current Valentine Lady Jeannie Shumaker who because of Covid 19 restrictions served since 2020.

The Valentine Program began in 1972 and has grown over the years to include a variety of Valentine community activities, as well as a nationally-known cachet stamping and postmark program.

“Valentine Ladies are women who have distinguished themselves in community, school, or family endeavors. Being nominated for Valentine Lady is quite an honor.”

The Valentine Lady is the ambassador for the Chamber’s Valentine Program, and visits area businesses, nursing homes, and schools, among her duties as Valentine Lady.

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