Loren and Susan Cantrell of Jacksonville, Ill., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 18, at Jacksonville Elks Club, 221 W. Morgan St., Jacksonville, Ill., 62650. Friends and family are welcome to join the celebration.
Mr. Cantrell and the former Susan McAllister, were married August 22, 1969, at Church of the Nazarene, Quincy.
Susan is a daughter of Glen "Buck" McAllister of Jacksonville, Ill., and the late Avalee McAllister. Loren is a son of the late Ralph and Betty Cantrell.
Their children are Stephanie Cantrell of South Jacksonville, Ill., and Chad and Cami Cantrell of Carlsbad, Calif. They have one grandchild.
The couple met on a blind date in college.
Loren is retired from Altorfer CAT and Susan is retired from Morgan County Circuit Clerk's Office.
They are attending First Christian Church, South Jacksonville, Ill.