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Anniversary

December 12, 2009

The Mowens



John J. and Judy Mowen of Waynesboro, Pa. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 13, 2009, with a surprise Hawaiian-themed dinner at Summerland Community Center. The event was hosted by their children, Diane and David Schafferman; Andrea and Jim Branham; and Paddy and Kelly Mowen. Approximately 55 people were in attendance. A program was presented by their daughter-in-law, Kelly, and a DVD was shown depicting their journey through life together. Each sibling expressed how they valued their parents and how their parents shaped their lives. A dinner was prepared and served by their children and friends. The original wedding party was in attendance.

The Mowens were married June 13, 1959, at Broadfording Church of the Brethren by Pastor J. Stanley Earhart, now deceased.

Mrs. Mowen is the daughter of Gerry Snyder of Hagerstown and the late Melvin Snyder. She is retired from West Penn Power Co. of Waynesboro.

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Mr. Mowen is the son of the late Ruth C. Mowen and the late John E. Mowen. He is retired from West Penn Power Co. of Waynesboro.

The Mowens have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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