Community Votes for Cutest Couple in the Shenandoah Valley

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HARRISONBURG, Va. According to The Municipal Magazine, Harrisonburg was recently named one of the top towns for romance in the whole country.

In light of Valentine's Day, we wanted to bring you the story of a couple recently voted cutest couple in the Valley. The goal of the contest was to show that love is still alive in the Shenandoah Valley. Hundreds of people came together and voted to support the winning couple.

Everyone wants to believe in a love story that makes them feel like anything is possible.

Last year, Lisa Yoder was diagnosed with cancer and said her husband's love helped her through the surgery.

"Through taking care of our girls, they didn't want to sleep at night so he would get up. Some nights, it was every half hour because they were just so upset about everything that was going on," said Lisa Yoder.

From working twelve hour shifts, to completing all the house work, she said his love was better than flowers on Valentine's Day.

Looking for a way to thank him, she tried to secretly enter him in the cutest couple contest, in hopes of winning a package of gifts they could complete together.

"I just started crying. I really couldn't believe it, it really is a dream come true for us," said Lisa Yoder.

Terri Dean, the manager of The Wishing Well, said seeing the looks on their faces when they opened their basket was inspirational.

"Love becomes completely redefined and I think they have a perfect example of that, for all of us to watch and mimic that kind of love," said Dean.

As they prepare for the next month of follow up tests, they trust the Lord and love to take care of them in the future.

"You never know what the future will hold so we try to treasure each day and take it for the gift that it is," said Keith Yoder. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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