Howard and Caryl (Welsh) Payne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at Walkins Park in Three Oaks July 18. The party was hosted by the Payne's children and grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Payne were married July 16, 1960. They have four sons: Brian (Lori) Payne, of Galien; Glenn (Regina) Payne, of Three Oaks; Todd (Melanie) Payne, of Three Oaks; and Greg (Kathy) Payne, of Three Oaks.

Howards and Caryl have 10 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and another on the way.

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