Ralph and Karen Haines of Mecca will be honored at a family and friends dinner for their 50th anniversary on March 10, 2012.
The couple were married March 10, 1962, the same month Ralph joined the Air Force, then Karen joined him in Texas in July. They returned to Ohio in 1966.
Ralph worked for Amweld for 28 years, retiring in 1994, and as a custodian for 10 years at Champion Schools. A homemaker for many years, Karen has yet to retire.
Ralph and Karen Haines
The couple have two children, Trudy (David) Hunter of Hubbard and Ronald Haines of Mentor. They also have five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. A great-grandson is deceased.
They will celebrate with a party at a later date.