William F.and Barbara I. Friese of Rockport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 11. They were married in LeBanan, Va. on March 11, 1961, by the Rev. James A. Shugart. He is the son of the late Merritt F. and Laura A. Friese of Parkersburg. She is the daughter of the late Clifton E. and Eva I. VanFossen of Parkersburg.