Charles and Joyce Sprowls

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sprowls of Williamsburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 7 with a party at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg, and a card shower hosted by their children. They also took a cruise to Alaska.

They were married June 24, 1964.

Mrs. Sprowls is the former Joyce Robertson from Washington, Pa.

The couple have four children: Jeff and wife, Kristi, of Greenville, S.C.; Pamela Plants and husband, Mark, of Rochester Mills; Becky Martin and husband, Nathan, of Shippensburg; and Paul and wife, Jessica, of Duncansville.

They have eight grandchildren: Ashleigh and Tyler Sprowls, Brooke and Megan Plants, Abby and Asa Martin, and Hannah and Seth Sprowls.

Mr. Sprowls served his country from 1964 to 1968 in Vietnam.

He retired as pastor of Williamsburg Independent Bible Baptist Church after 22 years of service. He has served the Lord as a minister in South Carolina and Pennsylvania for 44 years and is enjoying several new endeavors.

The couple attend the Independent Bible Baptist Church, Williamsburg.