October 16, 2004

The Mimses

Douglas and Patricia (Emerson) Mims of Lancaster, Pa., originally of Hagerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2004, with their children, grandchildren and close friends at a gathering at the Green Field Inn.

The Mimses were married on June 19, 1954, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

Mr. Mims' parents were Douglas and Marjorie Mims. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and worked at Armstrong World Industries Inc. in Lancaster for 33 years.

Mrs. Mims' parents were Clarence and Ruth Emerson. She was a homemaker.

They have five children - Deborah of Indianapolis, Linda of northern Virginia, Steven of Frankfort, Ky., Catherine of Ephrata, Pa., and David of Waldorf, Md. - and 22 grandchildren.

The Dingles

Dawn and Vernon Dingle of Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at a picnic at the home of Mrs. Dingle's sister, Robin Schroyer, in Rouzerville, Pa. The event was hosted by their children, Kara Smith, Kyle Dingle and Brandon Dingle.


The Dingles were married Aug. 25, 1979, on the lawn of Mrs. Dingle's grandparents, John and Ruby McKendrick, near Waynesboro, Pa.

Dawn Dingle is the daughter of Velma and Ronald McKendrick of Waynesboro. She is employed at Hagerstown Community College and Washington County Hospital.

Vernon Dingle is the son of Raymond Dingle of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and the late Hazel Dingle. He is employed in maintenance at Lakeside Park in Hagerstown.

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