John and Norma Belin

Mr. and Mrs. John Belin Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner given by their children at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg.

The couple also renewed their marriage vows at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone.

They were married June 17, 1963, in Winchester, Va.

Mrs. Belin is the former Norma Jean Wright.

The couple have seven children: Denise Imler of Hollidaysburg, Shelley Mouzakis of Corona, Calif., Barry Wible of Tyrone, Darrin Wible of Carroll-town, John Belin Jr. of Emmaus, Carla Ruscio and Doug Belin, both of Al-toona. They also have 13 grandchildren.

Mr. Belin retired from Stroehmann Bakeries.

Mrs. Belin retired from the offfice of Drs. Bowman and Budd.

Both are members of St. Matthew Catholic Church.