Jerry and Charlotte Bennett celebrated their 50th anniversary in Lake Placid, Fla. Feb. 15. They were married in 1964 in Parkersburg. Both are originally from Vienna, moving to Sarasota, Fla., in 1981, retiring to Lake Placid in 2003.

He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and was retired from the trucking and cable industry. She is retired from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and previously from Union Trust Bank in Parkersburg and Bank of America in Sarasota.

They have two daughters, Christine Bennett and Jennifer Johnson, and one grandson, Cody Johnson, who reside in St. Petersburg, Fla.