Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00
The Town of North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross with the help of councilman Angelo Ferrara were on hand as more than 70 couples married for more than half a century renewed their vows at Harbor Links in Port Washington.
Gross, who presided over the ceremony, said, “We hope to shine a spotlight on those couples who have figured out the secret to a long and healthy marriage. It is truly an honor to personally administer the renewal of vows of some of North Hempstead’s finest.”
The 70 couples combined represented an astounding 3,500 years of marriage.
The entire clubhouse at Harbor Links was crowded as each couple was named and called individually to the archway where they all renewed their vows.
After the ceremony the couples were treated to a delicious luncheon topped up with a champagne toast. Town Clerk Gross said that the event was so popular that couples had to be turned away due to the capacity of the clubhouse.