Richard and Karen Foster, St. Clair, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Mr. Foster and the former Miss Barker were united in marriage Feb. 14, 1963, at the chapel at Lackland Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.

Their children and their spouses are Debbie and Jim Settle, Troy, Ill.; Christy and Vince Askins, High Ridge; and Richard and Eryn Foster, Olathe, Kan. They have five grandchildren.

The couple is planning a family celebration for this summer.