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Skillman commemorates quirky date

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman took time on a historic day Wednesday to officiate a Lawrence County couple's vow renewal.

Ray and Debbie Lindsey had their ceremony on their 12th wedding anniversary on the 12th day of the 12th month in the year 2012 at noon.

"Marriage is a sacred commitment between two people and it's always a blessing to share in that special moment between Hoosiers," Skillman said. "My best friend Alma married this couple 12 years ago and she recently passed away. I thought it was only fitting that I stand in to officiate their vow renewal."

The statehouse ceremony was held in the lieutenant governor's office with friends and family gathered. The Lindsey's were originally married at the Lawrence County Courthouse by the County Clerk, the late Alma Herbert.

"I picked the year 2000 to get married so it would be easier for me to remember how many years I have been married," said Ray Lindsey.

Now his vow renewal will be even easier to remember.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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