Mr., Mrs. Speaker observe 50th anniversary

Colleen Wanda (Burkins) and John Speaker, of Williamsport, observed their 50th wedding anniversary July 11, 2014.

They were married by the Rev. Robert H. Karalfa in Fawn Grove.

Mrs. Speaker, a native of Fawn Grove, is the daughter of the late Edith and Howard Burkins.

Mr. Speaker, a native of Shunk, is the son of the late Ruth Cook and Jack Speaker.

They are the parents of a son, Todd S., of Cogan Station, and a daughter, Teresa C. Ashley, of Williamsport.

There are four grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a celebration hosted by their children at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, Cogan Station, was held July 12.