The couples with the most “moving” stories will win an invitation to”El”-evate their love to a whole new level by riding the “Love Train” on Sunday, February 12. The “Love Train”, a specially decorated Market-Frankford Line train, will take the winning couples on a romantic ride with a perfect view of the Mural Arts Program’s “Love Letters” followed by a Champaign reception in downtown Philadelphia.
Jamere and Marcia won the contest last year. From their story:
In 2002, Jamere & I (Marcia) would see each other everyday on the 56 bus and would get off at the same stop (Broad & Erie) to catch the XH bus. One day in October 2002, Jamere approach me and started a conversation. He then gave me his telephone number. That night Jamere and I stayed on the phone until the early mornings knowing that we both had to work the next day. Everyday I leave work exactly at 3:30pm just to see him on that 56 & XH bus. We have never left each others side since. Now 2011, Jamere & I have two children (a boy & a girl). On September 10, 2010 we got married at the justice of peace and are trying to plan a reception this September 10, 2011 to celebrate our first year of marriage with family and friends.
You can read the entries that have already been posted–there are 16 as of this writing–and vote for your favorites here.