Friends Celebrate 50th

Ginny and James Friend

James R. and Virginia “Ginny” Friend of Benwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

They were united in marriage Jan. 27, 1968, in St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood.

Ginny Friend is the daughter of the late Michael and Laura DiCrease. She is retired from WesBanco.

James Friend is the son of the late James G. and Lillian Friend. He is retired from Owens-Brockway Glass.

They are the parents of two children. The family includes Michael and his wife, Kelli, and Michele Evans and her husband, Gregory. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A family dinner will be held in their honor today.