Ben and Lola Burk of Griffin, Ga., are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Ten Mile Community Center, west of Canton, Mo., on Hwy. 16, then south on Route Z, about 3.8 miles. The event is being hosted by their family. No gifts are requested.
Mr. Burk and the former Lola Jeffers were married Nov. 23, 1962, at the Ten Mile Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burk is a daughter of the late Glen Jeffers and Melba Jeffers of Hannibal, Mo. Mr. Burk is a son of the late Russell and Margaret Burk.
They are the parents of the late Brian Burk and Darin Burk of Hogansville, Ga. They have three grandchildren.
Mr. Burk was employed by Motorola Inc. for 23 years. He was later employed by Paccar Inc. in Morrow, Ga., retiring from there in 2005.
Mrs. Burk is employed part time by Hardwick and Hardwick, CPA, in Griffin.
They are members of the Church of Christ in Griffin.