Rose and Don Smeltzer, of Creekside, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 20, 2013. They were married on July 29, 1963, in Winchester, Va.
They have five children: a son, Royce and wife Cindy; a daughter, Deb Minto; a son, Bob, deceased, and daughter-in-law Sue; a son, Sam and wife Kara; and a son, Tim and friend Dana; and nine grandchildren: Kimberly and husband Dan, Megan, Ethan, Levi, Joelle, Derek, Andria, Billy and Brayden.
Their children and grandchildren gave them a sit-down dinner at The Towne Hall restaurant in Elderton. Between 150 and 200 people attended. Along with the meal, they had music from their son Tim, a disc jockey, providing oldies but goodies, and the Ken Burkett Band.
There were also games played. It was an evening of fun and fellowship and an appetizing and wonderful meal. The couple thank all who attended and helped make it a wonderful anniversary and memorable evening.