July 23, 1999

Roy and Helen Monn of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 17, 1999, at a surprise party at Black Rock Church Fellowship Hall. The celebration was hosted by their two daughters, Bonnie Boyd of Chewsville Road and Debra Turner of Idaho Falls, Idaho; their five grandchildren; their son-in-law and their sister-in-law. The party was attended by family and friends.

The Monns were married Aug. 22, 1949.

Mrs. Monn is the daughter of the late John and Effie Huntsberry.

Mr. Monn is the son of the late David and Hazel Monn.

In addition to five grandchildren, they have four great-grandchildren.

The Monns are planning a trip to Idaho in August.

Herman and Mary Shipp of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 20 and 21, 1999. Saturday evening they were honored at a dinner attended by immediate family members at Red Horse Steak House. Sunday afternoon, approximately 100 relatives and friends honored the couple at an open house celebration in the fellowship hall of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren. The event was hosted by their four children and spouses, Dr. Sharon K. Shipp-Beesley and her husband, Mark Beesley; Dennis Shipp; James Shipp; and Marianne Henesy and her husband, Tim Henesy; and their three grandchildren.


Mr. and Mrs. Shipp were married March 23, 1949, at the home of the late Rev. Harry Rowland in Paramount.

Mrs. Shipp is the former Mary Lorraine Strite, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Strite Sr. of Leitersburg.

Mr. Shipp is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman A. Shipp Sr. of Harrisonburg, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Beckley D. Harsh celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with a small dinner party at Fireside Restaurant in Hagerstown. Guests attended from Williamsport, Maugansville, Gaithersburg, Md., and Titusville, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Harsh were married July 9, 1937, by the Rev. Karl G. Newell in Ryland Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

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