August 30, 2003

The Hildebrands

John E. and Peggy R. (Snapp) Hildebrand celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2003, with their family at Four Points Sheraton, Hagerstown.

They were married on July 3, 1953 at Washington Square Methodist Church in Hagerstown by the Rev. LeFew.

Mr. Hildebrand retired after 30 years with the DuPont Corporation in Falling Waters, W.Va. He worked for several years at Leiters' Fine Catering. Mrs. Hildebrand worked for Fairchild Industries in Hagerstown, then left to raise her children. Both had volunteered in the Hagerstown area.

Mrs. Hildebrand is the daughter of the late Vallie and Boyd Snapp. Mr. Hildebrand is the son of the late Virginia and Clyde Hildebrand.

They have two sons, Michael and wife JoAnn of Port Republic, Md., and David and wife Barbara of Williamsport.

The Mowens

Rollo and Anna Mowen of State Line, Pa. celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 27, 2003, with their son, Tom Mowen, and his family, at the Red Byrd Restaurant in Keedysville.


Rollo Mowen was the son of the late Orpha and Harry C. Mowen. He retired from Fairchild in Hagerstown after 36 years of service. He was one of the founders of State Line Ruritan and Greencastle Sportsman Association.

Anna Mowen was the daughter of the late Dan and Emma Shank. She retired from J.S. Schonneman in Chambersburg, Pa. She was a member of the Ruritan ladies' auxiliary and was caretaker of the community center for many years.

The Hovermales

Don and Shirley Hovermale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a trip to North Carolina presented to them by their children and spouses, Darrell and Cherri Hovermale of Williamsport and Kathy and George Holroyd of Bend, Ore.

The Hovermales were married July 4, 1953, in the parsonage of Calvary Temple in Williamsport by the late Rev. Vernon Miles.

Mr. Hovermale retired from AC&T Company. He operates an auctioneering, real estate and appraisal business.

Mrs. Hovermale is a retired chiropractor assistant. She shows horses.

They have one granddaughter.

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