November 30, 1999

The Powlens

Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Powlen Jr. of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 26, 2005, at a dinner dance at Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown. The event was hosted by their children and spouses: Julie A. and Michael Toth of Hagerstown; L. James III and Betsy Powlen of Stafford, Va.; David C. and Carole Powlen of Charlotte, N.C.; and Michael J. and Adrianne Powlen of Denville, N.J. About 140 friends and family members attended the event. The Powlens' children presented them with a DVD of their life.

The Powlens were married June 12, 1955, at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Ind., by the Rev. Harold King, now deceased.

Mrs. Powlen is the former Mary Margaret Heckard. She has managed Potomac Valley Properties for 29 years. She also is a volunteer with Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.

Mr. Powlen was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot for six years and served 18 months in Libya. He owned and operated Powlen Equipment Company Inc. for 20 years and is now employed in customer relations for Washington Air Compressor Rental of Frederick, Md.


The Powlens have six grandsons and three granddaughters. A son, Matthew J. Powlen, died in 1991.

The Greens

Harold and Julia Green celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Somerford House in Hagerstown. Joining them in the festivities were their two sons and their wives, Ronald and Suzanne Green of Clarkesville, Md., and Robert and Judy Green of Clear Spring. The Greens' five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren sent flowers to celebrate the event.

Prior to moving to Somer-ford, the Greens lived for 60 years near Funkstown.

Mr. Green taught math and science for 40 years in Hagerstown schools before retiring.

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