Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998.
Together with family and friends, the couple were honored with a surprise event at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, Md., Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998. They were presented with a cruise.
Mrs. Smith is the former June Landis, daughter of the late Birdie Mae and John B. Landis.
Mr. Smith is the son of the late Clara Belle and Truman C. Smith. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He retired in 1986 from Pennsylvania Railroad after 35 years of service and has repaired watches for 52 years.
They have six children and 14 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Wolfensberger commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at a surprise celebration at Williamsport Fire Hall.