PALMYRA — Marvin and Carol Burns were married Sept. 12, 1969, at the Ilasco Methodist Church in Ilasco. The couple recently celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 15 at Woods Fort Golf Club in Troy.

A surprise gathering of family and friends was planned by the family. Music from the 60s played while guests dined and visited, viewing photos of the couple's life history. For dessert, Italian cream cake, decorated in the colors of the original wedding cake, was served with homemade ice cream.

Tables were decorated with vases of daisies and flower petals of gold, while golden balloons of helium floated with photos from the couple's wedding.

The evening was both joyous and memorable.

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