Tie the Knot this Valentine’s Day with Clerk White
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January 28, 2010

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Angie Nussmeyer, 327-5099

Tie the Knot this Valentine’s Day with Clerk White

Fourth annual event to raise money for the American Heart Association

INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth consecutive year, Marion County Clerk Beth White is turning her office into a ‘Chapel of Love’ from 2 to 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day in an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Like the last three years, Clerk White will perform a simple, civil wedding ceremony for couples looking to marry on this special day. In lieu of an officiant’s fee, couples are asked to make a $50 contribution to the American Heart Association. Since 2007, more than $4,000 has been raised through this annual event.

“Each day, we’re witness to happy couples applying for their marriage license. On Valentine’s Day, we’re able to kick it up a notch and help them tie the knot, while raising money for a very worthy cause,” Clerk White said.

A valid marriage license is required for any couple planning to be married. To apply for a marriage license in Marion County, either the bride or groom must be a resident. Couples are required to show proof of residency and pay an $18 license fee. For Hoosier couples living outside of Marion County, they must apply for a license in their home county.

Couples considering a Valentine’s Day ceremony in the Clerk’s office can make a reservation by calling (317) 327-4740. They are also encouraged to apply for their marriage license before Valentine’s Day.

WHAT:         Valentine’s Day Weddings

WHEN:         Sunday, February 14, 2010
                    2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE:       Marion County Clerk’s office
                    W-122, City-County Building
                    200 E. Washington Street
                    Indianapolis, Indiana
* Reservations are recommended. Please call (317) 327-4740 to reserve a spot.

For more information about marriage licenses, please call the Marion County Clerk’s office at (317) 327-4720 or visit www.indy.gov/clerk.

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