May 14, 2006

The Harshmans

E. Gardner Jr. and Moonyeene (Wimer) Harshman of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Hagerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 9, 2006, at a dinner for 56 relatives and friends at Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Harshmans were married Saturday, April 14, 1956, at First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Harshman was employed as a registered nurse at Mound Park Hospital in St. Petersburg, then at Bay Pines Medical Center where she worked in the surgical intensive care unit, retiring in 1994 with 29 years of service.

Mr. Harshman worked first as a floral designer with Flower Dell Florist, then was employed at Florida Power Corp., retiring with 31 years of service in 1989. He served on the board of directors of the St. Petersburg Family YMCA.

The Harshmans are members of Central Christian Church in Clearwater, Fla., and are both active with the Optimist Club.


They have two children, a daughter, Caprice Mueller, and a son, E. Gardner "E.G." Harshman III, both of Clearwater, Fla. They have four grandchildren.

The Snurrs

Joyce and Paul "Dan" Snurr of Leitersburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church. The catered buffet was hosted by their children, Tess Thompson and Dan Snurr Jr. The Snurrs' niece, Jeanna Vetter, arranged the occasion.

The Snurrs were married Jan. 8, 1956, at the former First Christian Church on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, by the Rev. William Norment, now deceased.

Mrs. Snurr is the daughter of the late William and Nora Whittington. She worked at Home Federal Savings Bank for 20 years, beginning as a teller, then as branch receptionist at the main office.

Mr. Snurr is the son of the late Gorman and Isobel Snurr. He worked for the Washington County Roads Department for more than 30 years and, before that, he farmed.

The Snurrs are both retired.

The Spicklers

Bud and Bonnie Spickler of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at a surprise party at the Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe No. 84 in Williamsport. The event was hosted by their children and spouses - Greg and Cindy Spickler, Steve and Joanie Spickler, and daughter Kathy and her husband Dave - and grandchildren. Many friends and family members attended the event.

The Spicklers were married Dec. 10, 1955, at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Spickler is the former Bonnie Bell Schlotterbeck. She retired from Mack Trucks.

Mr. Spickler retired from employment with the State of Maryland at the Maryland Correctional Institution.

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