Bill and Jackie Blasdel were married 50 years ago on Sept. 27, 1963.
A celebration was held May 4, 2013, with more than 350 relatives and friends wishing them well, along with congratulations for Bill’s 80th birthday.
State Senators Jean Leising and Johnny Nugent honored them with proclamations and Governor Mike and First Lady Karen Pence called to congratulate them.
They are the parents of Jack (Pam) Blasdel, Tim (Carol) Blasdel, Jill Blasdel, Beth (Greg DeWitt) Blasdel and Becky Blasdel.
They are the grandparents of Matt, Todd, Michael (Brittany Nicole) and Brittany Blasdel, Grace and Olivia Vanderbur.
They are the great-grandparents of Bailey Blasdel.