William "Bill" C. and Marcia Bannister, Hays, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an extended family celebration hosted by their children at Victory Farm, Wamego, this weekend.

Childen of the couple are Mark Bannister, Hays, Ted and Kathy Bannister, Bison, Grant and Stephanie Bannister, Manhattan, and Joel Bannister, Dallas.

The couple have eight grandchildren.

William "Bill" C. Bannister and Marcia Swenson were married Jan. 24, 1959, at Methodist Church, Jewell.