Jake and Wanda Pottebaum, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2013, with their family. Mr. Pottebaum and the former Miss Branson were united in marriage Aug. 17, 1963, at Assumption Church, New Haven.

The Pottebaums’ children and grandchild include Connie and husband Mike Holdmeier and their daughter, Rachel, Washington; and Nancy and husband Lester Holdmeyer, Washington.