Mike and Lorene Ward of Walla Walla celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church, 1919 Fern Ave.
They married March 14, 1962, in Rupert, Idaho. Lorene's maiden name is Price. They lived in Idaho and Arizona prior to moving to Washington in 1975.
Mike retired from CCC/Crown Cork & Seal in 1999 and Lorene retired from the Mustard Seed staff in 2000.
Through the years they enjoyed camping, fishing, skiing and traveling through all 50 states. Both play instruments and enjoy live music.
They have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Duane and Diane Ward of Weston and Dennis Ward of Walla Walla; a daughter and son-in-law Laura and Robert Lundstrom of Kansas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.