Francis and Ruth Polifka, Catharine, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 6, 2010.

The couple celebrated Feb. 3 with dinner at Rooftops with their children and grandchildren. The couple are planning a celebration this summer with family and friends.

Children of the couple are Deb Polifka-Pape, Francis A. Polifka, Kathy Ostrander, Jack Polifka and Sarah Polifka, all of Hays.

The couple have 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Francis and Ruth Polifka were married Feb. 6, 1960, at Sacred Heart Church, Emmeram, with Father Valerian Brungardt officiating.