Ed and Joanie Heffner were married on October 5, 1963 in St. Clements, Mo.
A barbecue and carry-in dinner was held at their house on October, 19 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Those in attendance included Eddie and Tess Hull, of Vandalia; Mary Ellen Baskett, of Martinsburg; Eddie Joe and Sherry Heffner, of Frankford; Dean and Sandy Wilhoit, of Curryville; Aaron Baskett and Cheyenne Bishop, of Vandalia; Lorin, Kurtis,and Erik Heffner, of Frankford; Brandy Niemeyer, Emma and Leila, of Bowling Green; Jessica Baskett and Curtis Finnel, of Vandalia; Michale Krajewski, Alex Meyer and Shaun Finnel, of Vandalia; Jeremy Heffner, of Holt Summit; Will and Stephanie Oberman, of Middletown; David, Emily, and Kale Wilhoit, of Quincy, Ill.; and a very special friend of Joanie, Pauline Lemons, of Pearl, Ill.
A beautiful fall center piece and an anniversary cake with many cards were gifts from family and friends.
The afternoon was spent taking pictures of all the grandkids and great grandkids playing in the leaves.
It was a very special day for Ed and Joanie with all their children and families present.