Doug and Nancy Mercer of Waterford, Ohio, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Aug. 20.

They were married Aug. 20, 1967, at the Malta United Methodist Church by Rev. Thomas Snyder.

A reception celebration will be held from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Beverly United Methodist Church, where they are members. The event will be hosted by their son, Tom (Annette) Mercer, daughter, Jan (Bob) Kidd, and their four grandchildren, Cora and Grant Mercer and Casey and McKenna Kidd.

She is the daughter of the late Paul and Kenyon Best Bone of Malta.

He is the son of the late Leland and Audria Loomis Mercer of McConnelsville.

The couple request no gifts, just hugs and memories.