Alcid and Carolyn Ferland, Hays, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple will celebrate with a family vacation in October.

Children of the couple are Michelle Gutridge and husband, Kent, Glenford, Ohio, Larisa, and Rachel Brinley and husband, Steve, all of Hays, and Stephen and wife, Jeannie, Ellis.

The couple has eight grandchildren.

Alcid and Carolyn (Pfannenstiel) Ferland were married Aug. 18, 1962, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.