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By LINDA ANN McDONALD
Saturday, Feb. 11 marked the 19th annual Valentine’s Day Celebration in Crawfordville. Long a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Wakulla, this year’s parade and festival was hosted by the Crawfordville Lions Club.
On stage at Hudson Park, Tiger Rock Martial Arts presented to the audience their martial arts capabilities, which included the ability to break a piece of wood with bare feet and displaying strict discipline. Afterwards, Wakulla Senior Citizens Center’s “Wild Wakulla Wigglers” took the stage and entertained the crowd with jubilant line dancing while donning coordinating Valentine’s Day red sweaters and scarves.
The parade was full of local participants including PAWS, Authentic Life Church, Rockulla Music Emporium, Grace Baptist Church, Wakulla School Board, Senior Center Queens, Smokey the Bear, Miss Wakulla County, Shriners Club, Wakulla High School Rotary Interact and Wakulla Dance Studio. Tricia Akins and her daughter, Gracie of Crawfordville visited at the event and said, “We are here to enjoy the parade and fun the festival has to offer. We come every year.”
Wakulla Lions Club’s mission is to “empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.”
The local Lions Club is directed by Henry “Buddy” Wells who said, “We are here to help the community with eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids. We strive to serve our community and help every citizen that has a need.”
To contact the Lions Club, call (850) 926-3473 or visit Florida Department of Health-Wakulla for an application for assistance.