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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Page A6 ■ Altoona Mirror VALENTINE’S DAY Thursday, February 15, 2001 ft 90 DAYS | SAME I JE AS CASH I Floor Samples at Great Discounts! TWIN SETS FULL SETS QUEEN SETS KING SETS Simmons® ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE BEDS $1 O OFF INCOME TAX SERVICE With This Ad Thru 3/24/01 v J 204 E. Plank Rd. ^ rn (Beside The G-Man) V * 940-1944 Liberty IP* ^Service •MOST LOANS IN I DAY •FREE ELECTRONIC FILING •FAST FRIENDLY SERVICE COMPARE OUR LOW PRICES! Brunswick Pool Table Factory Direct Sale ★ Selected Styles of Athletic Clothing *9^ Regular *15" to $39" ★ $500 Rebate on select tables & accessories • Imperial Models priced from $995.00 Brunswick Representative will be here with Best Possible Prices c«ecialSa,e Hours/ Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Feb. 16:10-8 Feb. 17:10-8 Feb. 18:1-5 Feb. 14:10-8 Great Buys Foosball, Air Hockey Caro & Bumper Pool, Spectator Chairs, Stools, Cue Sticks Closeouts Dominion Bm Crown IV Maik*ht\sUT Mission AU ON SALE - At BLOWOUT Prices! 6 Months Free Financing in the Billiard Showroom at OUNTRY & WESTERN BOOTS & BILLIARDS At the entrance to the Wal-Mart Plaza - Altoona, PA 1-814-944-7233 or 1-800-695-4808 Women's Trac II *4‘).99 Med + Wide - Tan & Brown - Not all sizes available in all stores V Women's -SOftSpOtS Courtesy Apache Sioux' Acclaim Homestead Now Only s/^r'oo Assorted Styles Not all sizes available in all styles . ‘25 *39.99 to *69.99 Buy One - Get One ^50% off* entire stock of workwear and healthcare apparel * Second item must be of equal or lesser value. Includes sale and regular priced merchandise. Excludes gift certificates and previous purchases. Couple presented with candy heart for 65th anniversary 1OTATTRESS WORLD I WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE! Our warehouse is stacked to the ceiling with famous Seria, Simmons, and King Koil mattresses and box springs. Every size, every firmness you can imagine, all at unbeatable prices. Limited quantities. Hurry in now for best selection. Sale ends soon! Mens & Women's Athletics Clearance Kids Athletics Clearance Nike ★ Reebok ★ Tretorn ★ Airwalk ★ Vans *29.99 to *49.99 Assorted Styles - Not all sizes available in all styles SHoes Wq Fit Your Style ^    'M-r— 2900 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona, PA - 944-3341 Open Mon - Sat 9AM to 9PM Sunday Noon to 5PM Sale ends 2/25/01 - 4- MW PMCf $219.95 2 PC. SET $459.95 2 PC. SET $539.95 2 PC. SET $699.95 2 PC. SET CLEARANCE PMCE $168.95 2 PC. SET $364.95 2 PC. SET $415.95 2 PC. SET $540.95 2 PC.SET Selected styles of brand name shoes for men and women Nike ★ New Balance ★ Reebok Adidas ★ Vans ★ Airwalk OO Reg. Price $49.99 to *69.99 ★ Includes Men '$ & Women s Etonic Golf Shoes ★ Assorted Styles - Not all sizes available in all styles U.S.P. 2 SETS 4^ King Km 2 SETS U.S.P. 4 SETS MW PWC! $219.95 2 PC. SET $299.95 2 PC. SET $279.95 2 PC. SET CLEARANCE PRICE $168.95 2 PC. SET $225.95 2 PC. SET $210.95 2 PC. SET Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Chester Geist and his wife, Jessica, hold the 7-pound heart given to them by Gardners Candies on their 65th anniversary. Chester Geist has given his wife a box of Gardners chocolates since the couple fell in love in 1936. They married Oct. 28, 1937. Customers recognized for loyalty By Walt Frank Staff Writer TYRONE — This is a love story about sweethearts and sweet hearts. Back in 1936, Chester Geist was courting his future wife, Jessica. He bought her a heart-shaped box of Gardners chocolates for Valentine’s Day. The couple fell in love and were married Oct. 28, 1937. They placed so much importance on that very first box of candy that they decided to start a tradition. Chester continued to buy her a fancy heart-shaped box of candy every Valentine’s Day, and after eating the candy, Jessica would save each empty heart-shaped box as a momento. “I think they are precious, each one,” Jessica Geist said. That prompted Gardners Candies President Sam Phillips to do something special to commemorate the 65th anniversary of that first heart. On Wednesday, he surprised the Geists, both 90, of Bald Eagle with a 7-pound, chocolate-filled Gardners heart. “This is a great day, this is a milestone,” Phillips said. Phillips had told Chester to stop by the 30 W. loth St. store to pick up the 2-pound heart he gives his wife each year, but when the Geists arrived, they found a crowd of friends and news media waiting for them. Mayor Pat Stoner issued a proclamation declaring the day as Chester and Jessica Geist day in the borough. Phillips made Chester a “charter member and the only member” of the Gardners Candies Hall of Fame and presented him with an autographed photo of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno signed “from one Gardners fan to another.” Chester, dressed in a grey suit with burgundy tie, said he was surprised. “It just about knocked the speech out of me. This will cause a lot of husbands trouble,” Chester Geist said. “That’s a whopper; it is a real dandy.” Chester Geist admitted he isn’t sure why he started the tradition. “That is something I can’t answer. I worked for Harpster Chevrolet and money was scarce. I was dating her and something said to me why not buy her a box of candy.” Chester Geist said. “I came into town and bought a box of candy from Pike Gardner. What possessed me to start I don’t know.” Chester and Jessica, who have two grown daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, both said they have had a wonderful life together. “She is the most devoted and pleasant companion anybody could ever have for a wife. She has never let me down,” Chester Geist said. “Our love for each other and friendship gets stronger every year.” “We can say we’ve been lovers all through the years,” said Jessica Geist, dressed in a wine-colored suit and white blouse. “He is the best.” The Geists, by the way, do have their favorite chocolates. “I like the caramels and chocolate-covered nuts,” Chester Geist said. “She likes the chewy ones.” “I like them all,” Jessica Geist told her husband. “We pride ourselves in having loyal customers,” Phillips said. “No customer is more loyal than Chester and Jessica Geist.” Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank can be reached at 946- 7467 or [email protected] MW PWC! 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