Community Cupids Program receives positive response

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —The city of Central Point’s Community Cupid Program was a huge success.

Last month its Parks and Rec Department asked residents, community members, schools & businesses, to make or purchase Valentine’s Day cards for elderly residents to brighten their holiday.

The city says it gave out over 3,000 Valentine cards!

The cards went to 6 different retirement communities in Central Point and Jacksonville.

“It was very overwhelming, the numbers just kept coming and our boxes kept getting more and more filled and the conference room that I’m in became valentines day central,” says Nikki Petersen, with Central Point Parks & Recreation.

With the program’s success, the city says it will be collecting cards for May Day.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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