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Lowerys celebrate golden anniversary

Fifty years ago on Sept. 17, 1966, Buford and Vicki Lowery said “I do!”  On Sept. 17, 2016, family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple’s Golden Anniversary.

Courtesy photo Buddy and Vicki Lowery celebrated 50 years on Sept. 17.

Courtesy photo
Buddy and Vicki Lowery celebrated 50 years on Sept. 17.

The event was held at Pilgrims Chapel Church Fellowship Hall on Appleton Road. The guest registry table was located just inside the entryway of the building. The table was covered with a white floor-length cloth accented with gold lame’.  An arrangement of white roses and baby’s breath centered the table. For the registry, guests signed their names and congratulations on an “L” initialed wall plaque.

The main focal point in the fellowship hall was a table holding the bride’s wedding dress and veil. Special photos from the couple’s wedding and other wedding memorabilia completed this special display.

Dining tables were covered with white cloths with gold runners. Vases of white roses and baby’s breath adorned the tables as well as pictures of the couple.

Guests enjoyed an array of delightful finger foods including: Hawaiian ham and cheese sliders, roast beef and horseradish cheese baked sliders, bacon-wrapped macaroni and cheese cups, cucumber with ranch and dill cream cheese dip, sausage and pineapple skewers, vegetable sticks and tomatoes in ranch dip, spinach balls, meatballs, quiche, pinwheels, and fruit salad with vanilla pudding glaze. The tables were arranged in a “T” with floor-length white linen tablecloths with gold runners. The centerpiece was a tall vase of white gladiolas, hydrangeas, and baby’s breath.  A tier of cupcakes, a cake topped with an anniversary figurine, and a Golden Anniversary ornament made it complete.

Madison Lowery, the couple’s granddaughter, prepared a slide show of the couple’s life together for the guests to enjoy.

The couple enjoyed visiting and reminiscing with many friends and family.  Their children, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren enjoyed planning and preparing for the event.

The celebration was highlighted when the couple’s grandson, Logan Lowery, surprised them with a “Skype” visit to the party. He is a staff sergeant in the Air Force and is stationed in Tucson, Ariz.