Don and Annelle Kirk of Pittsfield, Ill., celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 19, 2016. with their children, grandchildren and other family members.

They were married in a little country church west of Perry on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 1956.

Their children are Sheila (Matt) Davidsmeyer, Paula (Russ) Monroe, Angela (John) Raske and Doug Kirk.

They are proud of their 12 grandchildren: Ross, Liam, Liesel, MacKenzie, Macey, Colin, Joelle, Frederick, Isaac, Samantha, Cash and Flint.

The couple is planning several trips during their 50th year together.

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