BARK RIVER - Don and Vicki Shirley of Bark River are planning to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Turks & Caicos Islands with their children, Brooke and Todd, daughter-in-law Tazio, and grandson Ace.
The Shirleys were married in the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Mich., on Dec. 22, 1961, in a "candlelight ceremony of quiet simplicity."
They honeymooned in New Mexico before returning to their studies at Michigan State University.
Vicki and Don Shirley
Don, the Delta County Drain Commissioner, and Vicki, a longtime potter who teaches at the Bonifas Arts Center, have lived in Bark River since 2000.
They had previously resided in Okemos and Pelkie, Mich.