Judith and Ed Bright

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bright of Fairfax Station, Va., since 1987, formerly of Altoona and Hollidaysburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24.

They were married Aug. 24, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.

Mrs. Bright is the former Judith Filler.

They have four children: Timothy and his wife, Jennifer, of Alexandria, Va.; Christopher and his wife, Nancy, of Oakton, Va.; Rebecca Bright Huffman and her husband, Gary, of Vienna, Va.; and Jennifer Bright Shoemaker and her husband, Dan, of Nashville, Tenn.

They also have 12 grandchildren.

The couple met on a date at Fama’s Restaurant (now Allegro’s) while she was working for the Pennsylvania Electric Co. and he was assigned to Claysburg Air Force Station as an Air Force lieutenant.

They continue to attend Altoona High School reunions for the class of 1954.

Mr. Bright served tours in Vietnam.

He retired as a colonel.