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Carl and Mabel Lay of Vandalia will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
Carl Lay, son of the late Frank and Minnie Lay, and Mabel Davidson, daughter of the late Guy and Grace (Godfrey) Davidson, were married on May 10, 1944, in Rossville, Ga.
Their attendants were Raymond Beeler and Ruth Franklin.
The couple has many children, 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A come-and-go reception honoring the Lays will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at Temple Baptist Church, Rt 185, Vandalia, IL.
All family members and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts, just attendance at the open house.