Balvin: 50th wedding anniversary

Robert and Carley Balvin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26. They were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1961 in Mount Pleasant by the Rev. Willard Van Fossen.

They have one daughter, Michelle (George) Rippey and one son, Robert (Debbie) Balvin.

They were given a surprise celebration by family and friends last summer.