For the sixth consecutive year, the Marion County clerk’s office was transformed into a wedding chapel on Valentine’s Day, and Clerk Beth White performed civil marriage ceremonies to raise money for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. In lieu of an officiant’s fee, couples were asked to make a $50 donation to the AHA.
In six hours, White married 65 couples, raising $2,967. The office also issued 56 marriage licenses on Feb. 14. Since the Valentine’s Day fundraiser’s inception, more than 265 couples have been married by White and nearly $12,000 donated to the AHA.
Pictured: Marion County Clerk Beth White marries Jennifer Leak and Stephen Davis. The couple has been together for 17 years.