Ron and Charlene Eckert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Sept. 1, 2012, at the Gurdon City Hall, 103 East Maple, from 2-4 p.m.

Ron and Charlene Eckert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Sept. 1, 2012, at the Gurdon City Hall, 103 East Maple, from 2-4 p.m.

They were married Aug. 31, 1962. She is a former employee of Arkansas Children's Hospital and he is retired from Union Pacific Railroad. They are the parents of Julie Rose, Greg Eckert and Rebecca Lowell. They have five grandchildren. All friends and family are invited to attend.