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WEST HAVEN, Jan. 24, 2023 — For the first time in three years, the city will honor West Haven couples who have been married for at least 50 years with an in-person Valentine’s Day party, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced.
The coronavirus pandemic had temporarily forced the city to reinvent its decades-old Valentine’s Day tradition by organizing back-to-back alternative events that celebrated the holiday of love from the safety of couples’ homes. While the events were welcomed and kept the tradition alive, they were not the same, Rossi said.
With that socially distanced reinvention now history, the city will play Cupid for the 33rd straight year by holding its Valentine’s Day party, complete with entertainment, dancing and refreshments, at the West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St.
At noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, Rossi will recognize those sweethearts who have reached the half-century mark and beyond with chocolates and roses from the mayor’s office.
The two-hour party will include live music and hors d’oeuvres.
Rossi will also recognize the oldest and youngest couples.
For reservations, call Elderly Services Director Alyssa Maddern at 203-937-3507 by Wednesday, Feb. 8.