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April 15, 2002

The Etchisons

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Etchison of Penn National Estates, Pa., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday, April 10, 2002. They were honored at a small surprise dinner party hosted by their children.

The Etchisons were married in 1942 in New Orleans, when Mr. Etchison was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

Mrs. Etchison is the former Jane Esterline from Altoona, Pa.

Mr. Etchison was the director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1964, and later was the owner of Bear Pond Conservation Studio for 20 years. He is a painter and sculptor.

They enjoy gardening and remain involved with friends and neighbors.

The Vances

Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Vance of Clear Spring were guests of honor at a surprise 60th wedding anniversary celebration Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring. Approximately 100 family members and friends attended the party hosted by their son, David Vance, and nieces and nephews.


In addition to refreshments and wedding cake, the event included skits led by their nephew, Charles Starliper, and the reading of a poem written by their niece, Patricia McKee.

The Vances were married Feb. 21, 1942, in Clear Spring, by Pastor Luther L. Hare.

The Roulettes

Mr. and Mrs. William Roulette of Hagerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, Md..

The Roulettes were married April 4, 1942, by the Rev. L.G. Bridgers in Winchester, Va.

Mrs. Roulette is the former Dorothy V. Wyand, daughter of the late George and Goldie Wyand. She retired from Fairchild in 1980, where she worked as a material clerk.

Mr. Roulette is the son of the late Patterson and Leoda Roulette of Keedysville. He retired from Fairchild in 1978 as a production supervisor after 37 years of service.

The Harleys

Mr. and Mrs. Warren T. Harley Sr. of Hagerstown celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 6, 2002, at their home.

They were married April 6, 1945, by the Rev. Henry Lumb of Frederick, Md.

They have two sons, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

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