Warm hearts, high spirits mark Wheaton Valentine’s dinner

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Among the entertainers at the Wheaton Historical Society’s Valentine’s Dinner was this early rock quartet singing and harmonizing to “In the Still of the Night.” Pictured lip-syncing, from left, are: Joshua Hughes, Chris Shockley, David Shockley and Lindy Lombard. They also put in an appearance as the Harlem Globetrotters. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

Among the entertainers at the Wheaton Historical Society’s Valentine’s Dinner was this early rock quartet singing and harmonizing to “In the Still of the Night.”

The Wheaton Historical Society and Depot Museum hosted its 10th annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday at the Wheaton Community Center, with beef and ham donated by Jim Fohn. From center to right, receiving their meals were L.C. Hickman, Danita Dean and Barbara Hickman. Servers were Michelle Chappuis, right, and Eli Chappuis and Halley Bennett from the Wheaton Wranglers 4-H Club. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
One of the high points of the Wheaton Historical Society’s Valentine’s Dinner was Ralph Lamberson, right, as Elvis Presley, serenading Jim Fohn with “Love Me Tender.” Later, at the keyboard, Lamberson lip-synced a stirring rendition of the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody.” Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Recreating one of the high points of country music comedy, from left, Rodney and Kay Hughes and Lindy and Debbie Lombard sang “Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me” from the TV show “Hee Haw” for the Wheaton Valentine’s Dinner. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Using a 1960s home hair dryer, Kay Hughes, left, Debbie Lombard and Joyce Prewitt recreated a beauty shop scene as the setting for Kay Hughes singing Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” at the Wheaton Valentine’s Dinner. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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