This year marks the 30th year that Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia has been serving as the Town’s Marriage Officer. Ms. Raia has the legal authority to perform civil marriage ceremonies within the Town of Huntington. Since that time, she has performed over 600 marriage ceremonies.
In addition, this is the 23rd year that Ms. Raia will be performing her Valentine’s Day Marriage Ceremony “Marathon” on Thursday, February 14th. The Town Board Room, where the ceremonies are performed, will be transformed into a magical wonderland for “Love’s Greatest Holiday.” Local merchants including bakeries, florists, supermarkets, pharmacies and photographers are supportive of this event and the list of contributors has grown over the years. Beautiful cakes, cookies, flowers and gifts, including one from Ms. Raia, help to make the event a festive one every year. “The couples that I have united over the years have received this idea enthusiastically and it has been a privilege and a pleasure for me to unite these couples and to share in their happiness as they embark on their new lives together,” commented Ms. Raia.
There is no charge to the couple for the ceremony and their guests are welcome to attend the reception. However, the ceremonies are performed by appointment only.
"Of all the services I provide to the public, the opportunity to join two people in a lifetime of love and commitment is the part of my job that is the most heartwarming," said Ms. Raia.
For further information or if you would like to make an appointment, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 631-351-3216.