Fred and Carol Koledo of Springfield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 13 at the Hartness House, surrounded by over 80 of their friends and relatives.
With the exception of the late Mary Lou Thurber Shumski, the entire wedding party, including Carol's 96 year old father, Ken Baker, was also in attendance.
Jeffrey Koledo, the couple's nephew, offered a humorous and sentimental tribute, and best man Ron Baker presented Fred with the same engraved lighter he had received as a groom's gift 50 years ago.
Lifelong residents of Springfield, Carol and Fred spend winters in Florida, and enjoy their local time with their granddaughters, Jennifer and Susan Flint. They wish to thank everyone who joined them on Sunday or acknowledged their special event with a card.