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12:32 am CST January 10, 2018
Warm our hearts and your neighbors’ by sharing your love story just in time for Valentine’s Day. That’s right — we are all ears to your mushy details on how your story began with your loved one. Whether it was as high school sweethearts, through mutual friends, a blind date or even on the internet, we’re calling for your story. The Glencoe Anchor is hosting its annual How We Met Contest, and we want you to enter. Just write up your love story of how you met your valentine in 400 words or less and email it to Editor Megan Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also snail mail it to The Glencoe Anchor, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 888, Northbrook IL, 60062. The only restriction is that you must live in the Village of Glencoe. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, giving you about three full weeks to perfectly craft your story and send it in to us. Don’t forget to include a photo of the both of you together so we can see the happy couple. Remember to also attach your names along with a phone number and email so we can reach you. The contest winner will receive a prize from a local business, and their winning story will be printed in the Feb. 8 issue of The Anchor along with the photo right before the special day, Feb. 14. Last year’s winners were Glencoe residents Michael and Gayle Shifrin, who met at a bar and unfortunately left without exchanging phone numbers. Three days later, Michael Shifrin caught a re-run of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” where Gayle was spotted in the crowd. He called it “divine intervention,” and found his way to her. This July, they will be married for 11 years.