DUMMERSTON -- Laurence and Carol (Hoard) Lynch Sr. are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 25, 1964, in Angola, N.Y., by the Rev. Clifford Tobin, minister of UCC of Angola. The couple honeymooned at Niagara Falls. The best man and matron of honor at the wedding were Donald and June Lynch.

The couple have two children, Laurence Jr. and his wife Carol A. of Putney; and Lori Chase and husband Rodney Sr. of Newfane. They also have four grandchildren, Rod Jr., Amanda, Tyler, and Shawn; and one great-grandson, Carter Melia.

An open house reception will be held at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Saturday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are invited to attend and wish them well on their 50th anniversary.