Richard and Nina Elson will celebrate their 35th anniversary with a celebration from noon to around 8 p.m. on August 9, at the main shelter in Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Family and friends are invited.
Jerry and Kayleen Kern of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, at St. Patrick Parish Center in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kevin and Kimberly Kern of Olathe, Loren and Donna Kern of Cave Springs, Ark. and Brian Kern of Lyons.
Willis and Theresa Bieberle will celebrate their 60th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 4100 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Mark Bieberle of Wichita, Robert Bieberle of Topeka and Mary Kay and Dave Lumadue of Pittsburgh, Pa. The couple has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Donnie Eugene and Eula Beth Paden will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 20, at the Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kathy Covert of South Lyon, Mich., David Paden, Bill Paden, Edy Calvert and Shari Karst, all of Great Bend.