Jim and Virginia Vanek, of Winfield, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24.

Jim and Virginia were married July 24, 1971 at Corbin United Methodist Church. The couple met while attending Southwestern College. Their careers in education took them to Hillsboro and Greeley, Colo.

Their children, Jim and Courtney Vanek, and Sarah and Ryan Kromer, along with their five grandchildren, are host to a reception for the couple from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 24. The come-and-go celebration is on the upper floor of the Southwestern College (Java Jinx) Student Union.

Friends of the couple are invited and encouraged to come and share their special day.

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