Archie and Sally Bedford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary as guests of honor at a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Kim's Barn, 934 E. 2100 Road, Eudora. A special toast to the couple will be given at 1:30 p.m., followed by music with Billy Spears and Friends.
Sally Schmidt and Archie Bedford were married Oct. 19, 1951, at the United Methodist Church in DeSoto.
Archie retired in 1996 from the Federal Highway Administration. Sally retired in 1998 from the education administration in DeSoto.
The couple's children and their spouses are Danita Bedford Richardson, DeSoto; Darrell and Brenda Sampson, Lawrence; Dave and Darlene Bedford, Lenexa; Brent and Lori Bedford, Chicago; and Douglas and Kim Bedford, DeSoto. They will be hosts for the event. They also have 11 grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple request no gifts.