Don and Simone Ginther

Don and Simone Ginther, Luray, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 5, 2011, at the Russell VFW. The public is invited to attend a reception at 7:30 p.m., with a dance to follow. Music will be provided by the Country Dutchmen.

Children of the couple are Thomas Ginther and wife, Theresa, Luray, Kathleen Moravek and husband, John, Hays, Marlene Miller and husband, Mike, Lyons, Joyce Webb and husband, Russell, Bennington, and Donna Eickhoff, Enid, Okla.

Also in attendance will be Don Ginther's mother, Helen Ginther, and Simone Ginther's mother, Floris Urban, both of Russell.

The couple has seven grandchildren, Kenneth Eickhoff, Timarie Drew, Brandon Miller, Chisholm Drew, Austin Ginther, Ashley Eickhoff and Bryce Ginther. They also have eight step-grandchildren and a great-grandson, Camdyn.

Don and Simone Ginther were married Feb. 4, 1961, at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell.