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Joe and Ruth Smithson of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 28.
The Smithsons were married at First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. J.H. Reeter officiating.
They are the parents of three sons: Brian and his wife Melodye, Darin and his wife Stephanie, and Brad and his wife Lori.
They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
An open house reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the gym at St. Peter’s Lutheran School in St. Peter.
Family members and friends are invited to the reception. Cake and punch will be served.
The couple has requested that gifts not be given, but welcome cards, which may be sent to: RR 2, Box 108, Farina, Ill. 62838.