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The City of Wilton Manors to Hold FREE Marriage Ceremonies for 50 Same-Sex Couples on Valentine’s Day

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WILTON MANORS, Fla., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On Saturday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, the City of Wilton Manors andBroward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, in honor of the County’s centennial, will hold FREE marriage ceremonies for 100 people (50 couples) at Wilton Manors City Hall.

The 50 couples are being invited to commemorate both this historic occasion and Broward 100, the County’s 100th anniversary.Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick will oversee the event, Wilton Manors Commissioner Justin Flippen will serve as officiant and members of the Wilton Manors City Commission and city staff will be there to offer support and serve as witnesses.

Marriage ceremonies will be conducted in the Wilton Manors City Commission Chambers, 2020 Wilton Drive, for groups of couples every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the last ceremony at 6 p.m. Following each ceremony, an elegant reception with light refreshments for newlyweds and up to four guests will be held at the Hagen Park Community Center. Both the ceremonies and the reception are FREE.

Couples who wish to participate must RSVP with Broward 100 at http://wedo.splashthat.com/ no later than Friday, February 6, 2015. Each couple will need to present their marriage license to the Wilton Manors City Clerk Kathryn Sims, BEFORE the ceremony, no later than Monday, February 9th.

Four Steps to Marriage on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th.

1. Obtain a Marriage License<https://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/Marriage/Default.aspx>
2. RSVP by visiting http://wedo.splashthat.com/ no later than February 6 at 12 a.m.
3. Present Marriage License to Wilton Manors City Clerk, Kathryn Sims by 5 p.m. on or before February 9th.
4. Arrive 20 minutes prior to your specified ceremony time in order to check in with a valid government issued identification.

For further details and important information visit http://wedo.splashthat.com/ or email Broward 100 Event Coordinator Dawn Robinson-Patrick at DLROBINSON@broward.org.

If you or your business would like to support this historic event, please contact Leigh Ann Henderson with the City of Wilton Manors at (954) 390-2191 to discuss partnership opportunities.

As a result of the 2010 US Census, the City of Wilton Manors was named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States. With a large percentage of the population identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, Wilton Manors has been recognized nationally and internationally as one of the most progressive places to live, work and play for many years.

About the City of Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John “Ned” Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community.  It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents.  To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

About Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community Partners
Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community’ is a yearlong, community-wide celebration that began in October 2014. Broward100 will commemorate Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bringBroward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The celebration will be steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, will look toward the future. For more information, email Broward100@broward.org. Follow Broward 100 on Facebook.com/BrowardCounty100,http://Twitter.com/Broward100, http://Instagram.com/BrowardArts.

About the Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.

About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a “beach chic” vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300-plus miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping. For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit http://www.sunny.org/.

Follow Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at https://twitter.com/visitlauderdale,https://www.facebook.com/visitlauderdale, https://www.pinterest.com/visitlauderdale, https://www.foursquare.com/visitlauderdale. To have Greater Fort Lauderdale in the palm of your hand, download the free iPhone apps Defrost Your Swimsuit and ‘Fork’ Lauderdale, and Mild to Wild the LGBT mobile site at http://www.sunny.org/apps.

About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 charitable Funds and agency endowments representing $173 million, it has distributed $72 million to support community solutions over the past 30 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. Visit http://cfbroward.org/ for more information.