Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ludwig will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Dec. 18.

Donna Jean Farly and Alvin Martin Ludwig were married Dec. 18, 1953, in Greenup, Ky.

She is the daughter of the late William Farley and Clara Allen Farley McElfresh.

He is the son of the late Charles and Grace Ludwig.

They have resided at or near Marietta for all of those 60 years. They worship at North Hills Baptist Church in Marietta.

They have five children, Kathie Gibb of Delaware, Ohio, Vickie Hendershot of Marietta, the late A. Michael Ludwig of Marietta, John Ludwig of Vienna, and Jennifer Yerex of Veto.

They have 16 grandchildren, Jason, Adam, Sara, Anna, Joe, Amy, Matt, Mark, Melanie, Phillip, Lisa, Stephen, Emily, Evan, Nathan and Megan. They have 11 great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Christian, Cameron, Quentin, Henry, Evelyn, Hannah, Sarah, Mattie, Ella and Zoey, with one on the way. Their children are planning a family celebration on Dec. 14. They would appreciate cards at 411 Chamberlin Drive, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.