Richard and Betty Wright Damschroeder marked their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, April 4, 2014, with family and friends at a surprise celebration planned by their children and grandchildren. They also enjoyed a trip to Branson, staying at Chateau on the Lake.

The Damschroeders were united in marriage April 4, 1964, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington. Father Hildebrand Leonhardt, O.F.M., officiated at the ceremony.