Willie and Joy (Evashenko) Slabaugh, 28839 CR 42, Wakarusa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, hosted by their children.
They were married April 22, 1962, in Eugene, Ore.
The couple have four children: Scott (Pati) Slabaugh, Goshen; Pam Slagle, Nappanee; Phil Slabaugh (and companion, Jessica), Argos; and Missy (John) Tener, Nappanee. They also have 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Willie worked in sales at the Wakarusa Farm Center for 33+ years. Joy was a registered nurse. They are members of North Main Street Mennonite Church. They are both retired and winter in Sarasota, Fla.
The public is welcome to celebrate. No gifts are necessary.