Vern and Donna Elchert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at All Saints Parish, New Riegel, followed by a 4 p.m. reception at the American Legion, New Riegel.
The couple was married May 18, 1963, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, by the Rev. Goettemoeller.
Donna is the daughter of the late Joe and Martha Gillig. She is retired from the child development department of WSOS and as postmaster at New Riegel Post Office.
Vern is the son of the late Louis and Irene Elchert. He is retired from Atlas Crankshaft, being a Big Springs Township trustee and a volunteer firefighter.
They are parents of three children, Dave of New Riegel, Tonya (Scott) of Alvada and Rodney, who is deceased. They have five grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and four stepgreat-grandchildren who complete their family.