George and Betty Pantelidis are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

They were married Jan. 28, 1968.

They came to the United States in 1970 and started their new life in Philadelphia, Pa. Less than a year later, he was hired as the head tailor at Sterns in downtown Parkersburg. A couple of years later, the couple opened George’s Tailor Shop, their business for 43 years, meeting and making friends with many people.

The have two sons, Tasos and Pete, who are doctors serving the Mid-Ohio Valley. They have six grandsons and one granddaughter.