February 22, 2009

The Shumakers

Donald and Elizabeth Shumaker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22, 2008, at Boonsboro Fire Department, Boonsboro. About 150 family members and friends were in attendance.

The celebration was hosted by daughters Brenda Kefauver and Crystal Shumaker of Boonsboro.

The Shumakers' former pastor, James Caldwell and his wife came from Athens, W.Va., to preside over their renewal of marriage vows.

Mr. Shumaker has served as the president of the Boonsboro Fire Department for the past 23 years. He is retired from Mack Trucks.

Mrs. Shumaker retired from Fahrney-Keedy Home.

The Shumakers are both cancer survivors.

They were married Nov. 29, 1958, at First Christian Church in Boonsboro.

They have two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Rowlands

Art Rowland Sr. and Becky Rowland of Williamsport celebrated their 40th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the Alsatia Club in Hagerstown along with 40 family members and friends.


The celebration was hosted by their children, Art and Lori Rowland Jr. of Hagerstown, and Earl and Amy Rowland of Mercersburg, Pa.

The Rowlands were married Dec. 23, 1968.

Mr. Rowland retired from General Motors and Mrs. Rowland retired from Red Roof Inn.

They have two grandchildren.

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