'Say I Do Again' returns to Siesta Beach for Valentine's Day

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SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County Parks and Recreation's popular "Say I Do Again" wedding vow renewal event returns to America's No. 1 Beach, Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14.

Every year on Valentine's Day, hundreds of people renew their commitment to that special person in their life on the powdery soft white sand of Siesta Beach, which was designated as the No, 1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2011.

Advance registration by Feb. 11 is required, and can be done online at www.parksonline.scgov.net or by calling 941-861-7275. The cost is $5 per couple.

"It's one our most popular events that draws hundreds of couples from all over the area and of course one of the highlights is the announcement of the couple that has been married the longest," said Jonathan Poyner, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator. "It's the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day, sharing a gorgeous sunset on America's best beach with the person most special in your life."

The vow renewal ceremony will be officiated by Magistrate Ed Wilson. New to this year's event is the addition of Good Time Groove, one of the region's most popular 10-piece orchestras playing big band and swing music 4-5 p.m. Event sponsor Marriage-Works will provide music and giveaways. Following the ceremony, couples will receive a commemorative certificate and enjoy ceremonial wedding cake from Beautiful Cakes by Ron. Music will be provided by radio station WCTQ, 106.5 FM.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit www.scgov.net.