Billy and Shirley Thomas of Mineral Wells will celebrate their 50th anniversary with family and friends with an informal open house 1-4 p.m. Sept. 2 in the banquet room at Pike Street Lanes in Parkersburg.

They were married Sept. 2, 1967, at Munday, W.Va., by the late Rev. Ray Bartlett.

He is the son of the late Ellsworth “Buss” and Dorothy Thomas and is retired from Tri State Wholesale Co.

She is the daughter of the late Sherman and Mildren Pettit of Munday and is employed at Pike Street Lanes.

Their children are Brenda (Brian) Shockey of Washington, W.Va., Michael (Cheryl) of Michigan City, Ind., David (Terri) of West Point, Utah, and Bryan (Alisa) of Riverton, Utah.

They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The couple requests no gifts, but cards and memories will be accepted.