Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Boward of Holiday Acres, Smithsburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, with a family dinner in their honor at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, Md. The dinner was hosted by their son Gary and their nephew Jeff Boward and their spouses, Grace and Jenny; their nephew, Larry Boward; their daughter, Cheryl Nichols, and her husband, Danny, of South Carolina. In the evening, the couple's children hosted an open house at the Boward's home.
The Bowards were married at the home of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corderman in Hagerstown by the Rev. Paul Minnick Robinson of Church of the Brethren.
Mrs. Boward is the former Charlotte Sparks, daughter of the late Charles M. and Mary Anna Sparks.
Mr. Boward is the son of the late William H. and Emma C. Boward. Mr. Boward is retired from Postal Service, where he was superintendent of the Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, post office.