Mr., Mrs. Messner observe 50th anniversary

Barbara Ann (Shotts) and Vernon Messner, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary April 11, 2014.

They were married by Robert W. Tanguy at Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church and are members of Memorial Baptist Church.

Mrs. Messner, a native of Blossburg, is the daughter of the late Lucille G. and William H. Shotts. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1952 and is a homemaker.

Mr. Messner, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Wanda H. Bennett and Charles L. Messner. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1952 and served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. He retired from Pullman Power Products as a quality assurance and nuclear codes engineer.

They are the parents of two sons, Charles W. and Christopher A., both of Williamsport.

In honor of their anniversary, a dinner was held.