John and Arlene Sanders, of St. Augustine, Fla., observed 50 years of marriage on Feb. 17.
To celebrate, an open house will be held from 2-5 p.m. on July 28 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge.
John Sanders and the former Arlene Teaford were neighbors before they were married on Feb. 17, 1962, at Grace Lutheran Church, Rev. George Wright officiating.
They have four children, David (Jennifer) Sanders, Todd (Kay) Sanders, Kelly (Becky Chatos) Sanders and Jeni (Michael) Kennedy; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sanders was employed at Kitchenaid and Bonded Oil in Greenville, Nationwide in Gainesville, Fla., and Kangaroo Stores in St. Augustine.
His wife was employed by Franklin Elementary Schools and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Delphos and Memorial Lutheran Church and First Coast Technical Institute in St. Augustine.