Did You Know? Valentine’s Day, Women’s Honor Roll

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If you’ve been reading my monthly column in this publication, you will already know that the responsibilities of the town clerk are extensive. What you may not know is that our office gets to host joyous events for the town, including the Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal and May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor.

The town’s Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal event is in its eleventh year. This event is hosted each year on Valentine’s Day for couples who have been married for many years. Most of the participants have been married for 40, 50, 60, or even 70 years or more!

The day begins with a short program in which the couples renew their vows to one another. A luncheon follows the ceremony and a complimentary champagne toast is included. Dessert is served once lunch is concluded.

The Vow Renewal will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at Clinton G. Martin Park, located at 1601 New Hyde Park Road in New Hyde Park.

Participants must be Town of North Hempstead residents married for a great length of time. Due to overwhelming demand and limited seating, please reserve a place in advance by contacting my office or the Town’s 311 Call Center.

Payment is accepted by check in advance only. No payment will be received at the door the day of the event. Seating requests are honored for couples who wish to sit together. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 7 to reserve your spot. Your participation will help us commemorate the day for all who will be exchanging their vows.

The Women’s Roll of Honor is in its 27th year. Named for former Town Supervisor May W. Newburger (1994-2003), the Women’s Roll of Honor acknowledges the very best of our Town.

The women we honor at this event are a large measure of what makes the Town of North Hempstead an amazing place to live, work and raise our families. They serve as role models not just for women but for all who they come in contact with and whose lives are enriched by what they do each and every day.

Nominations made by friends, family and colleagues are received over a month-long period and reviewed by an anonymous, independent committee of past honorees.

The honorees are announced at the end of February and presented with the awards at a breakfast held on the last Wednesday in March, Women’s History Month. This year, the event will take place at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at Harbor Links Golf Course.

Do you know someone who deserves to be added to the Women’s Roll of Honor? Please nominate an extraordinary woman in the Town who, through public or private effort, has made a continuing difference and is deserving of recognition. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, Feb. 21.

It is a great privilege to be able to plan such meaningful events for our town residents. Please join us as we pay tribute to our residents at either of these events.

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