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SAY “I DO!” TO FREE GROUP WEDDING CEREMONY ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Registration opens Wednesday for event officiated by Clerk Bock at National Croquet Center 

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (December 27, 2011) – Clerk Sharon Bock is once again teaming with the National Croquet Center and local community partners to give 40 couples a Valentine’s Day wedding to remember. 

Clerk Bock will preside over the group wedding ceremony at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. The Croquet Center is donating its facility for the second straight year, and has enlisted other businesses to donate their services as well.

Last year, 23 couples married at Clerk & Comptroller’s office first Valentine’s Day ceremony. This year, 40 couples can be accommodated.

“Our last Valentine’s Day wedding was so memorable, we wanted to give more couples the opportunity for a unique Valentine’s Day this year,” Clerk Bock said. “This wedding is truly special because there are so many different couples from different backgrounds coming together for a one-of-a-kind ceremony.”

Couples can register for the 2012 wedding by calling the Clerk’s office at (561) 355-2468 during business hours or by sending an e-mail to ccpbc@mypalmbeachclerk.com. Registration for the ceremony will begin on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 and will continue through February 10, 2012 or until all 40 spaces are filled.

More information about the Valentine’s Day wedding is available at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/valentinesday.

All couples taking part in the Valentine’s Day wedding must present a valid marriage license at the ceremony. More information about license requirements and fees is available on the Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies section of the Clerk’s website, www.mypalmbeachclerk.com.

The Valentine’s Day ceremony would not be possible without donations from the Croquet Center and these 14 community partners:

“These community partners help make this wedding possible, at no cost to taxpayers,” Clerk Bock said. “I’m grateful to the Croquet Center and these local businesses that donate their services for free, so couples only have to pay the cost of their marriage license to get married.” 

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

 

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