Mr. and Mrs. Lee E. Adkins of Hagerstown were honored Saturday, July 20, 2005, at a reception at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The event, hosted by their daughter, Kathy Shantz, and Mrs. Adkins' sister, Marion Smith, was attended by 85 guests, including family members from Florida and Kentucky.
The Adkinses renewed their wedding vows in a ceremony conducted by their friend, Kevin Smoot.
Mrs. Adkins is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Reeder Sr. She retired from Hagerstown Community College. She is still active in the college athletic department, volunteers at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center and at the front desk at Washington County Hospital.
Mr. Adkins is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Adkins. He retired from General Motors in Martinsburg, W.Va. He also is involved with the athletic department of Hagerstown Community College.
They have two granddaughters.