Velma Closs, who resides at RiverLedge, and her husband Carl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 3, at the RiverLedge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center with over 100 family members and close friends.
Formerly from Carthage, Velma and Carl were married on March 4, 1962, in the First Baptist Church in Carthage with Rev. Van Vander Hey officiating.
In June 1965, the Closs family relocated to Hammond, where they raised their children. Their family home still remains in Hammond today.