Richard and Claudia Schaus, Ellis, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 26, 2011.

The family will have an open reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27, with a dance that evening from 8 p.m. to midnight, both at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1013 Washington in Ellis. Family and friends are invited to attend.

The couple has two children: daughter, Julia and Rob Brown, Bossier City, La., and son, Stacy Schaus and Kim Hood, Ellis.

The couple has five grandchildren, Patrick and Peyton Brown, and Cora and Khianne Schaus, all of the home, and Kaela Hood, Wichita.

Richard and Claudia Schaus were married Aug. 26, 1961, in Ellis.