Win a Dozen Roses and Dinner for Two in the Caldwells

Are you and your partner the epitome of cute in the Caldwells? Enter our Valentine's Day Cutest Couple Contest.

Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship?

Then enter the Valentine's Day Caldwells' Cutest Couple Contest for a chance to win a dozen red roses from Caldwell Flowerland and dinner for two at Sofia's in North Caldwell.

Just email a photo showing how cute you are to caldwells@patch.com (or upload yourself at right) by Feb. 8 at noon and don’t forget to include your names and a brief description. 

Winners will be based on reader votes in the comments posted by noon on Monday, Feb. 11.


  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, email your photo and a brief caption to caldwells@patch.com or upload to this article.
  • All entries must be received by Friday, Feb. 8 at noon.
  • You may enter one photo per couple.
  • 1 winner will be selected by votes in the comments.
  • Prize includes Dinner for 2 from Sofia's Restaurant and a dozen red roses from Caldwell Flowerland.

Please click here for complete 2013 giveaway rules.

Alice Hastings February 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Mel and Lina
Michael Davis February 11, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Frank and Theresa DiGrande are the winners hands down.
briana and john February 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM
john is the one who signed us up for this contest and to be honest we were really excited about all the votes we were getting. we didn't read any of the other stories till the other day but when we read mel and linas it brought us to tears. our vote goes to them. we hope that we will be as strong a couple and parents as they are one day. you both deserve the wonderful night out to sophias and the flowers that come with it. hope you have a great night out this valentines day.
Ramona Graziano February 11, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Mel and Lina! Cutest couple and amazing family!
CG February 11, 2013 at 03:55 AM
i dont even know this couple , but i keep voting. their story is heartwarming and no one deserves a night out more than mel and lina
erin wacha February 11, 2013 at 04:15 AM
lina and mel heartwarming story!
Kim Cocce February 11, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Mel and Lina are the most amazing couple!
Cate February 11, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Lina and Mel
Eve Purcell February 11, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Everyone deserves a great Valentine's Day celebration, but trust me when I say, no one is more deserving than Lina and Mel Sereno.
Maureen Rosin February 11, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Corrine and Gary Summerville get my vote. They have always been such a cute couple.
marissa farrell February 11, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Mel and Lina!!!!! They are 2 of the most self-less people I know! They have been though so much and still they love each other unconditionally and stick together through it all! They have 2 of the strongest little boys you would ever find and those boys have survived because of their parents love and support! You would be crazy to not give them this opportunity that they so deserve!
Larry February 11, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Lina and Mel
Alexandrea February 11, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Lina and Mel need this more than anyone!!!!!!!!
Amy February 11, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Mel and Lina deserve this night out! They have been through so much and still love each other and their boys like nothing else I've ever seen. I am so blessed to know them!
Lisa Garro-Earle February 11, 2013 at 02:55 PM
lina & mel
M. DelGiudice February 11, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Lina & Mel!
Donna Montemarano February 11, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Lina & Mel !!
Donna Montemarano February 11, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Lina and Mel need this more than anyone!!!!!!!!
Marissa McKenna February 11, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Lina & Mel! They deserve it!
WCaldwelldweller February 11, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Lina and Mel without a doubt!
Jenny February 11, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Mel and Lina
L Snyder February 11, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Lina and Mel!!
Lisa Giordano February 11, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Lina and Mel
Cathy P February 11, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Gary and Corrine gets my vote. 31 years is a long time to be together.
Jackie O'Connor February 11, 2013 at 04:21 PM
The Sereno's have our vote! They deserve a night out!
Jackie O'Connor February 11, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Mel & Lina Sereno!
Lynne February 11, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Thank you for being so selfless and acknowleging how much Mel and Lina deserve to have a night out. I hope someone "pays it forward" to you guys for your kindness!
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Teresa Akersten (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Comments which come in after noon will not be counted. Winner will be announced asap!
Lina Sereno February 12, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Thank you so much. I really hope you read this. Your words brought tears to my eyes!! Lina S


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