Richard and Carol Ulch of Ossineke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 11with a pig roast at their home.
The party was hosted by their children and attended by 120 family members and friends, including Clarence Ulch of Zephyrhills, Fla., Richard's brother and best man. Beth Turner (Crisel), deceased, was the maid of honor for Carol.
The couple has five children: Ric of Alpena, Annette (Dennis) Kindt of Alpena, Patricia (Steven) Smith of Ossineke, Penny Dowling of Ossineke and Byron of Alpena. They have 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The couple was married July 11, 1959, by Rev. Pope at the bride's home in Flint. Richard retired from Lafarge Corp. in 1998. Carol has always been a homemaker.