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A Valentine's Tradition

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Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Assistant Director Teresa Botts pointed out that Chancellor CK Smith has been a longtime supporter.

Smith has attended the annual Valentine Banquet since 1989 - missing only one or two events throughout the years. It was where he took his wife, Delaine Freeman Smith, on their first Valentine's Day as a couple.

The couple met in August 2000 and attended the Valentine Banquet in 2001. They married in 2003 and have continued the tradition. They have plans to attend the upcoming Valentine Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18.

"I didn't know what to expect when he told me we were going," Delaine remembered. "We have always had a really good time. The best part is seeing people who have gotten older out on the dance floor and still enjoying life."

Delaine said her husband's dance card is full of senior ladies - and that's OK.

"I don't know if I've gotten to dance with my husband, because these little ladies always get CK up to dance. It tickles me," she added.

Smith told The Wilson Post that he supports the various programs the senior center provides - whether it be classes, reasonably priced meals or just fellowship.

"It gives these folks things to do each day. It is a great place for our senior community to see their friends and meet new people," he said. "It makes me feel good when I can buy tickets or contribute to the Lebanon Senior Center."

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