Couples gather at Druid Hills UMC for Valentines fun, fellowship


Couples at Druid Hills United Methodist Church gathered at the Meridian church for a Valentine’s party on Feb. 13.

The evening began with a steak dinner prepared by the men under the leadership of Wally Strahan. Walter Staniscavage grilled the entrees, while Earl Miller, AI Duncan Miles Herrington, Larry Johnson and Pete Lucovich worked in the kitchen.

Rosemarie Lucovich put together the entertainment. With Sharon Gibson at the piano and Sharon Johnson leading the singing, the group sang, You Are My Sunshine and Let Me Call You Sweetheart. Gordon Brown led the group in more oldies.

Ina Herrington shared a poem about how three couples met. The first couple was the Rev. David and Gloria Meadows. It was revealed that their favorite song was, Kiss an Angel Good Morning by Charlie Pride. The second couple Janice and Hal Duncan got married in Memphis. Mary and Earl Miller were married 57 years on Feb. 9. Ina revealed that she and Miles Herrington had been married 60 years.

“Two of Neshoba County’s smartest” – Madeline Strahan and Jimmy Myers – performed a skit that drew plenty of laughs as Myers told how he broke his leg stepping off a ladder while his wife Gertie was holding.

Seven couples – Larry and Sharon Johnson, Earl and Mary Miller, AI and Janice Duncan, Russell and Frances Boyette, James and Harriett Touchstone, Walter and Vicky Staniscavage, Harold and Betty Shoemaker – played a game where judges scored them based on how much they knew about each other. Russell and Frances Boyette were the couple that was judged to know the most about each other. Scotty Shoemaker won a basket of candy for guessing how many pieces of were in a jar.