Mr. and Mrs. John Long, Sugar Notch, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, June 1, 2014. They were married June 1, 1964, at St. Leo Church, Ashley.
Beverly Kowak Johnston was maid of honor and the late Raymond Long was best man.
Mrs. Long is the former Sherlene Kowak, daughter of the late Harriet and Stephen Kowak. She is employed by Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency On Aging as director of the Edwardsville Active Adult Center.
Mr. Long is the son of the late Arline and Raymond Long. He is a former employee of Luzerne County Housing Authority.
The Longs are the parents of three children: John, Allentown; Kelly McGovern, Wyoming; and Jim, Randolph, New Jersey. They also have seven grandchildren, Kaitlin, Gregory and Michael Long, Sara and Joshua McGovern and Matthew and Kevin Long.
The occasion will be marked with a party given with love by their children at the home of John and Denise Long, Schnecksville. A trip to the New Jersey shore is also planned in July.