Helms: 50th wedding anniversary

Grant and Jeanette (Jay) Helms celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tiltonsville with the Rev. Fr. Connie Superfisky officiating. On Sept. 3, 2011, they renewed their vows at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Yorkville with Msgr. Gene Mullet officiating. Their grandchildren were altar servers.

Grant is the son of the late Noel and Florence (Bunner) Helms, formerly of Fairmont. Jeanette is the daughter of the late Philip and Rose (Veltri) Runco, formerly of Yorkville.

They are the proud parents of two sons: David and his wife, Susan (Giffin); and Barry and his wife, Danielle (Moore). They have four grandchildren, Sydney, Spencer, Caitlin and Trey.

A family dinner was held at the Fairway Four Restaurant and Lounge after church services.