Everyone watching was laughing and the two women were smiling as well.
When the music stopped, Valenzuela was named the winner.
After the musical chairs contest, a good number of seniors got up to dance the chicken dance.
While they danced, the senior king, queen and princess watched the goings on from the royal table.
Each year, the Calexico Recreation Department crowns three seniors at the annual Valentine's Day party.
Seniors choose the court by a popular vote.
King Placido Vasquez, 73, Queen Lucila Llanos, 69, and Princess Cuquita Aguilar, 66, will represent Calexico at upcoming events such as the Christmas parade, Easter egg hunt and Sept. 16 celebration.
While Vasquez ate a piece of cake and Llanos danced with her husband, Aguilar talked about Valentine's Day.
Her husband died 10 years ago but Aguilar hasn't let his passing dim her enthusiasm for the day.
"It's easier for me because I am very active," she said.
She still tries to do something romantic on Feb. 14 whether it is a dinner on the town or a movie.
Aguilar favors classic tear-jerkers such as "Casablanca."
While she talked, Mary Alvarez of the Recreation Department read off a winning prize number. Aguilar checked her ticket to find out the numbers matched.
She won a little bear.
This gave her two bears for the day because she was given a little bear for being named princess as well.
The bears are destined for her youngest grandchildren. She has 14.
Like all good grandmothers she talked up her offspring, mentioning where they work and what they have been doing lately.
As for Aguilar, she spent a 30-year career working in the packing sheds and fields of north Imperial County when she wasn't raising seven children.
Asked how she managed to juggle a back-breaking career with child-rearing, Aguilar said, "Una vida limpia," referring to her clean life.
"No smoking, no drinking," she added.
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