Richard and Hazel LaPorte, Plainville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Nazarene Church, Plainville, with family and friends.

The celebration began with a light lunch of sandwiches and salads followed by a few family members sharing personal memories and stories about the couple. The event concluded with cake and ice cream, punch, nuts, and mints.

Children of the couple are Teresa LaPorte and Brenda Koehler, both of Plainville, Pam Hayzlett and husband, Randy, Lakin, Michelle LaPorte and beau, Bob Bartels, Williston, N.D., Lisa Lyke and husband, Jim, Buffalo, N.Y., and Mary Collins and husband, Justin, Minneapolis.

The couple has 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Richard and Hazel LaPorte were married Jan. 27, 1952, in Hastings, Neb.