Arthur and Barbara Romel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 24 with an open house for family members and friends held at St. Mary School in Alpena.
The open house was hosted by their children, Timothy and Diane Romel, granddaughters Bryanna and Morgan of Bath; Daniel Romel of Tacoma, Wash.; Kristine and David Kowalewsky, grandsons Aaron and Ian of Bloomfield; and Renee and Jerrad Robinson of Piror Lake, Minn.
Sharing in the celebration were several members of the original wedding party, including matron of honor Phyllis Monette, bridesmaid Shirley Rau and flower girl Mary Goodburn.
Mr. Romel and the former Barbara Rouleau were married July 23, 1960, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpena. Arthur is retired from the City of Alpena and Barbara is retired from Alpena Public Schools.