To help uplift the spirits of seniors throughout the community, state Sen. Dale Fowler is collecting Valentine's Day cards for his annual Valentines for Seniors Card Drive, now through early February.
"We saw great success in this program last year and I want to continue to honor our seniors again this year," said Fowler. "For the last two years, those staying in assisted living and long-term care facilities have been through so much and it is important we recognize them and let them know they are not forgotten as COVID-19 restrictions continue on."
Fowler is encouraging churches, schools and community members of the 59th Senate District to write Valentine's Day cards that can be dropped off or mailed to his district office. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to the various assisted living and long-term care facilities that make up the district.
There is no particular format to follow with these cards, and Sen. Fowler encourages participants to be creative. These cards can include handmade creations, encouraging and uplifting notes, drawings, etc.
The collection of Valentines will run now through Feb. 11. Those wishing to participate will have the option to either mail their card or drop it off, to state Sen. Fowler's district office, 2 N. Vine, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, IL 62946.
For more information or questions, call (618) 294-8951.