Peggy and Dale Gardner of Meadville will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and Dale’s 80th birthday anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at the Meadville Community Center. The event is hosted by their children.
Peggy Thomas and Dale Gardner were married on Dec. 27, 1953 at the Alpha Baptist Church near Laredo by Rev. Homer Harris. Their attendants were her sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Charles Anderson of Chillicothe. The Gardners have three children: Jim and Diane Gardner of Liberty, Janet and Steve Young of Humphreys and Joyce Baker and D.R. Crawford of Chillicothe. They have nine grandchildren, Megan and Mallory Gardner of Liberty, Christina Gray, of Meadville, Stacy Young and Andrew and Aaron Young of Humphreys and Amanda Myers and Cody and Kylee Baker of Meadville. They also have 12 great-grandchildren. The couple farmed and Dale worked at Donaldson’s for 30 years.