Roger and Ruth (Van Roekel) Hoekstra, of Manchester, are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

They were married Aug. 26, 1970 at the Third Reformed Church in Pella.

They are the proud parents of Chad (Erin) Hoekstra, Heather (Shane) Every, Ann (Justin) Dalton, and Jill (Darin) Schuknecht.

They have 16 grandchildren.

You are invited to drive by their home at 1104 Doctor Street in Manchester, Aug. 8 between 2-4 p.m. to extend greetings and congratulations, or send a card.