Fifty years ago, the Windsor Town Clerk's Office began the traditition of offering free marriage licenses to couples on February 14 in honor of Valentine's Day.
This year, the clerk's office is continuing the tradition, but it's also looking to ring in its golden anniversary by connecting with the happy couples who received free marriage licenses over the years.
On Feb. 14, 2012, the clerk's office will hold a celebration, complete with cake, punch, a drawing for a gift basket stuffed with items from Windsor stores and a justice of the peace will be on hand to renew vows upon request.
Those couples who received a free marriage license over the past 50 years are asked to contact the Windsor Town Clerk's office by calling 860-285-1902.
Any couples getting married in the next 65 days are also encouraged to stop by the Windsor Town Clerk's office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on February 14 to obtain their free marriage license.
A justice of the peace will be available for couples wishing to be married immediately.