Bill and Marilyn Bennett will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday. They were married on June 25, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Arthur.

They are blessed with four children and their spouses, two beautiful granddaughters: Jeff and Virginia, Loren and Autumn Bennett of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chris and Marcia Bennett of Spring; Dawn and Shane Warr of Port Neches; Susan and Jeremy Norton of Austin.