Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bates of Cortland, will celebrate their 55th anniversary as the honored guests of their daughter Gail and their soon-to-be son-in-law Robert J. Ferguson, at a dinner at Youngstown Crab Co.
Mr. Bates and the former Sondra L. Sherwood were married April 30, 1957, in Cornith Church in Johnson.
Mr. Bates retired from Packard Electric and Mrs. Bates is retired from Tamarkin Co.
James and Sondra Bates
The couple have four children, Gail L. Bates, Christine G. Hill, Jodi R. Steinhouser and James B. Bates. They also have one granddaughter, five grandsons and one great-granddaughter.