Bernard Benjamin and Clarissa Mae Byers of Belleville celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party given by their daughters at the BBC on Harris Highway, where the couple are members. They renewed their vows with their pastor, Randy Dornon.

They were married on Aug. 26, 1967, in Parisburg, Va.

He is the son of the late Bernard and Jean Yeater Byers of Marietta. He retired from DuPont.

She is the daughter of the late Lester and Opal Ruth Trembly Lowe of Parkersburg. She retired from Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

They are the parents of Tammy (Tom) McKinney of Parkersburg, Robin (Roger) Westbrook of Belleville and Heather (Jim) Freeland of Marietta. They have nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.