Charles and Joyce Wright of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion.

They were married on Nov. 16, 1963, in Parkersburg by the late Rev. Lester Coe.

He is the son of the late Caris and Glady Wright of Hazelgreen, W.Va. He worked as a well tender, at the garment factory in Harrisville, W.Va., and the Rig & Reel in Parkersburg before becoming employed by DuPont. He retired from DuPont in 2003 after 33 years.

She is the daughter of the late Thurl and Loraine Lantz of Little Hocking. She worked in the legal field a few years, Law International Steel for nine years and then various places through temporary agencies.

They are the parents of a son, Mel (Susan) Wright of Washington, W.Va., and a daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Thomas of Newport. They have four grandchildren, Holly and Ashley Wright and Tabitah and Jeff Thomas.

Gifts should be omitted, but cards would be appreciated. Refreshments will be served.