Orrin and Ruth McConnell of 1667 Long Rapids Road, Alpena, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends held at McRae Park. Members of their original wedding party in attendance included Lynn Rosbeck, Jeannine McConnell and Ervalene Lee, all of Alpena.
Mr. McConnell and the former Ruth Anderson were married July 20, 1952, at Trinity Episcopal Church of Alpena. Their children are Brent (Karen) McConnell of Ossineke and Terri Konecki of Alpena.
They have three grandchildren: Keith Konecki of Alpena, Scott (Alicia) McConnell of LaGrande, Ore., and Nicole McConnell of Fairbanks, Alaska. The couple also has one great-grandchild, Fern McConnell of LaGrande, Ore.
Orrin is retired from Fletcher Paper Co.