PIQUA — David and Margaret Bates will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the end of this month. They were married Sept. 30, 1967, at Evangelical United Brethren Church by the Rev. Charles Selby in Piqua.
Both are Piqua graduates who have been retired since 2000. David has 30 years of service with the city of Piqua, and Margaret worked for Kroger Company in Sidney for 24 years.
The couple has two sons, Mike (Tracy) and Doug, along with five grandchildren, Kelsey, Jessica, Trenton, Keaton, and Maddox, as well as two great-grandchildren, Kahl and Karlee.
They will celebrate their anniversary of Sept. 30, with friends and family.