Joe and Carole Mahalak of 5259 Pentwater Dr., Howell, formerly of Alpena, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 28, 2008, with a mass at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowelerville. The mass was followed by a party at Tomato Brothers Restaurant in Howell.
Mr. Mahalak and the former Carole A. LeClair were married Dec. 27, 1958, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Ossineke. Their children are Bradley Mahalak of Chelsea; Steven Mahalak of Livonia; Lynn Rhein of Fisherville, Va.; and Daniel Mahalak of Seward, Ark. The couple's grandchildren include Hannah, Logan, Elle, Jared, Kendra, Mica and Hazel.
Joe is retired from Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn.