Rick and Barb Brook celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. They were married on Aug. 11, 1962, by the Rev. Tom Hammerton at the Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine. After living in Sebring for 37 years, they moved to Jefferson where they currently reside.
Mr. and Mrs. Brook are members of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and spend their time traveling, bicycling and enjoying their grandchildren. Their oldest son, Jay and his wife Diana of Jefferson, have two daughters, Megan and Sarah. Son Dan and his wife Amy of Boston Heights have two sons, Elijah and Noah.
Mr. Brook spent 32 years as the head boys basketball coach of the Sebring Trojans. Coach Brook retired in 1999 with 571 career victories, placing him ninth on the all-time win list in Ohio. In 2001, he was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Brook is retired from her position as the secretary at FA Sebring Elementary School.