Tom and Margaret Menning of Fairview Avenue, Salem, were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party on July 5 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Approximately 144 friends and family attended.
The former Margaret Wolford and Mr. Menning were married on July 6, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Salem.
Mr. Menning retired from Lordstown.
Mrs. Menning is a homemaker and was an Avon representative for many years.
The festivities were hosted by the couple's sons and spouses, Rick and Bonnie Menning of Washingtonville, Dale and Tammy Menning of Salem and Mark and Connie Menning of Kensington.
Also joining in the celebration were the couple's eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Menning are members of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem. They enjoy car cruises and spending winters in Lakeland, Fla.