Mr., Mrs. Joseph Welch observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Welch, Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 11, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. John Fowler at Lycoming Christian Church, Linden. They are members of Newberry Church of Christ.

Mrs. Welch, the former Peggy Ann Confer, is a native of Williamsport. She is the daughter of the late Edna and Henry Confer. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1960. She retired from Williamsport Area School District as a cafeteria worker.

Mr. Welch, a native of Linden, is the son of the late Mildred and Norman Welch. He attended Williamsport Area High School and retired from Giant Food Stores.

They are the parents of a son, Steven E., Williamsport.

There are two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a family dinner is being planned.