POMEROY — John and Glenna Riebel, Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29 at a reception hosted by their children, John (Tammy ) Riebel, Jr. and Pam (Bryce) Buckley in the fellowship hall at the Middleport First Baptist Church.
The couple was married on Dec. 29, 1962, by the Rev. William Lykins at the Porterfield Baptist Church, Porterfield, Ohio.
The colors of gold and white were featured in the decorations of the fellowship hall and included lighted votive cups sitting on heart-shaped mirrors, cranberry roses with gold accent, and balloon bouquets on the tables.
Darci Bissell baked and decorated the two-tiered cake which was topped with a “50” Precious Moments figurine, along with two large sheet cakes which were served with mints, nuts, punch, ice tea and coffee by Pam and Andrea Buckley, Tammy Riebel, and Darci and and Jody Bissell following grace by Pastor Billy Zuspan.
On display for the occasion were the Riebel’s wedding book, photo album and other items used for their wedding, along with several family photos and scrapbooks of the celebrations of their 25th and 45th anniversaries.
Lawrence Eblin, to guitar and harmonica accompaniment, sang to the couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Riebel have two grandchildren, Daniel and Andrea Buckley, and two step-grandchildren, Cari (Ryan) Wachter and Ethen Stegar.
John retired as superintendent of Meigs County Schools, and Glenna is a retired registered nurse.