Chuck and Donna Whitwam of Moundsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 16.
They were united in marriage June 16, 1962 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, by the Rev. Joseph J. Dal.
Donna Whitwam is the daughter of the late William and Kathleen McGlaughlin of Sherrard. She worked at the Green Tab, as a childcare giver and retired from Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack as a cashier in the gift shop.
Whitwam is the son of the late Charles and Mildred Whitwam of Moundsville. He served three years in the 82nd Airborne and is a retired engineer from CSX Railroad and Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack.
They have three children. The family includes Paula Whitwam and her friend, Jay Thomas, of Moundsville; Tom and his wife, Lori, of Elk River, Minn., and Michael and his wife, Cindy, of Holden Beach, N.C. They have two grandchildren.
Their children were hosts for a surprise party held in their honor, with family and friends in attendance, at St. Jude hall in Glen Dale.