Dirks to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ernest and Betty (Kornelsen) Dirks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 7, in the fellowship hall at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The couple were married June 12, 1953, at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church in Inman.

Ernest is employed at Central Plastic Inc. in McPherson, and Betty is a retired nurse.

The event will be hosted by Dean Jones, Norman Dirks and wife Voncille, all of Hillsboro, and Roger Dirks of Wichita. The couple has six grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to the open house, and the couple requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to 105 S. Lincoln, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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