Joan and Ralph Higgins of St. Marys will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 28.

They were married by Pastor A. T. Stewart at the St. Mary’s Methodist Church Sept. 28, 1963.

She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Alfaretta Jemison. She retired from the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg in1996.

He is the son of the late James W. and Sylvia “June” Higgins. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways in Pleasants County in 1996.

They have one daughter, Diana (Jim) Hudkins of Parkersburg.

The couple enjoys traveling, fishing and camping together.

A celebration in their honor will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Cytec Sycamore Lake Employee Park in Pleasants County. Friends and family are welcome to attend. No gifts please.