Brigitte and Edward Gawelko, Harding, Exeter Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2011. They were married at Pattonville Chapel, Ludwigsburg, Germany, on Aug. 31, 1961.
Brigitte is employed at Topps Candy, Scranton.
Edward is a retired U.S. Army Vietnam veteran who worked at DLA, Tobyhanna Army Depot, NPS Steamtown Park, Scranton, and as a contract security officer at Social Security, East Mountain Drive, Plains Township.
The couple has two children and four grandchildren, Edward Jr. and his wife, Denise, and their children, Alex and Kenneth, New Tripoli, and Kristina Ross and her husband, Joseph, and their children, Joseph A. and Ryan, Harding, Exeter Township.
Ed and Briggi will celebrate the event with a trip to the coast and a family dinner.