Annual extravaganza event to feature romantic duets, stories

By Ashley Davis

Copy Editor


Love will certainly be in the air for Armstrong Browning Library’s Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza.

From 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the library will host its yearly Valentine’s Day Extravaganza in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library. The event will feature romantic duets performed by professional artists Dave Tanner and Linda Wilcox along with a dessert reception, coffee bar and door prizes.

Jessica Mejia, a Baylor alumna and the public relations and facilities supervisor for Armstrong Browning Library said the event is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one.

“It continues to be a great event for our patrons. It ties so well with Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning’s love story,” Mejia said.

Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning are the two Victorian Era English poets for which Armstrong Browning Library was named.

The library stands as a monument to their numerous works.

Though the event has only been happening for five years, Mejia said the extravaganza always has a good turnout.

“We have a lot of the same patrons every year, a lot of people that support the library. We would like for the community to get more involved,” she said.

The winners of the love story contest are Courtney Carameros and Mitchell Frank, Bobby and Jeannie Hill and Jamie and Thomas Horton. They will be recognized during the event and present their stories to the crowd.

Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 254-710-4968. Tickets are $50 per couple and $30 for individuals.