Jennie and Ralph Martin will have an open house to celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 21 at East Vienna United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at the corner of 27th Street and 14th Avenue.
They were married Sept. 21, 1963, by the late Rev. Charles L. Parrish at Ash Methodist Church in Middlebourne, W.Va.
She is the daughter of the late Paul and Esthlene Riggs of Middlebourne. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, and worked there for many years.
He is the son of the late Dal and Katherine Martin of Ellenboro, W.Va. He worked at the plant for 28 years beginning with Marbon and retiring from G.E. Plastics in 1994 after 13 years as a senior technician.
They are the parents of two daughters, Tammy Martin and Tina (John) Williamson. They have one granddaughter, Brandy (Mike) Baker; and three great-grandsons, Alex Amick, Connor Baker and Peyton Baker, all residents of Vienna.