Mr., Mrs. Carpenter observe 45th anniversary

Charis C. (Abbott) and James D. Carpenter, of Loyalsock Township, will observe their 45th wedding anniversary April 8.

They were married by the Rev. Harold Dodd in Sabinsville.

Mrs. Carpenter, a native of Sabinsville, is the daughter of the late Nilah and Roy Abbott. She graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield, in 1971.

Mr. Carpenter, a native of Wellsville, New York, is the son of Eleanor and Embert Carpenter, of Westfield. He graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School in 1969 and received an associate degree in journalism from the former Williamsport Area Community College, now Pennsylvania College of Technology, in 1971. He is employed by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, where he has worked for more than 45 years.

They are the parents of two daughters, Christy Barkley, of Newport News, Virginia, and Leanne Reed, of Galion, Ohio; and a son, Keith Carpenter, of Watsontown.

They have seven grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a family dinner will be held at home.