Twin Falls Resort State Park’s annual Sweetheart Weekend is a “must” for some.
Held on the weekend before Valentine’s Day, it offers a variety of activities that promote togetherness.
“There is a family that has been coming for 20 years from Logan County,” said Scott Durham, park superintendent.
“We’ve had people who have proposed during (the event) and people who make it their anniversary trip,” he pointed out.
The 2013 weekend kicks off this Friday night. There will be a mixer in the Azalea Room and a romantic movie in the Monarch Lodge.
“Guests are given a stock of play money, and then they can earn more of it from the Saturday activities,” Durham explained. “I might lead a nature hike on Saturday and then give the people who go on the hike more play money.”
The Saturday walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Guests can make reservations for a dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
A blind auction, “Blinded by Love,” gets under way at 8 p.m. and gives guests a chance to spend the “money” they earn.
“There are wrapped packages,” Durham noted, “and some are nice prizes like a two-night stay at one of our other parks and a return to this event next year.
“Some of the prizes are just downright goofy,” he added. “Most are gag gifts, but there is always some good stuff so that people will stay interested.”
Durham says every person gets something in the auction.
“Everybody has a good time,” he remarked.
The Sweetheart Dance begins at 9:30 p.m., and there will be music with DJ Will Shumate. A king and queen will be crowned during the festivities.
The dance ends at 1:30 a.m.