The Harnes have 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The theme for the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Earl L. and Ilene C. Tracey of Smithsburg was "And they lived happily ever after." A surprise dinner was held in their honor at Savoy in Waynesboro, Pa., hosted by their four children and spouses, Leroy and Sharon Tracey, Jim and Linda Tracey, Debbie and Dwayne Rowe, and Rick and Kathy Tracey. The event was at-tended by family and friends, including Mr. Tracey's mother, six brothers and four sisters, and Mrs. Tracey's two brothers and two sisters.
The Traceys were married Aug. 20, 1955, at Ringgold Church in Ringgold.
Mrs. Tracey is the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Sowers.
Mr. Tracey is the son of Ruth Tracey of Smithsburg and the late Wilmer Tracey.
They have eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Butler of Halfway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, July 30, 2005. Guests were received at a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel, hosted by their daughters, Susan Donnelly and Carol Ann Malott. Relatives and friends from Sarasota, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Oakton, Va.; Baltimore; Charles Town, W.Va.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Williamsport attended.
The Butlers were married July 30, 1955, at what is now Zion Reformed Church-United Church of Christ in Hagerstown by the Rev. Robert Delp.
Mrs. Butler was employed with Fairchild Aircraft and later as a teacher in the Greencastle-Antrim School District in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Butler was employed with Fairchild Aircraft and retired from the U.S. Department of Defense, Navy Department.