Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hope Sr. recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 1, 1960 in Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Hope is the former Mae Frye, daughter of the late Emma and John Frye of Quakake. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Hope is the son of Lorene Hope and the late Robert C. Hope of Tamaqua. He is employed by Hope's Collision and Towing of Tamaqua.

The Hopes have four children: Lori Schlorf, wife of Thomas Schlorf; Brenda Biange, wife of John Biange; Thomas Hope Jr., husband of Diane Hope; and Roxann Williams, wife of Clovis Williams.

They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A family dinner in their honor was held in Lancaster, Pa.