George and Joan Gernavage of Still Creek, celebrated their golden anniversary recently. They were wed March 10, 1962 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Lansford.

Mrs. Gernavage is the former Joan Guresh, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Guresh of Still Creek.

Mr. Gernavage is the son of the late Albert and Catherine Gernavage of Tamaqua.

The couple has two children, Mara Gernavage and Renata Gernavage. They also have two grandchildren, Brea Albert and Kayla Morgans, as well as two great-grandchildren, Emilee and Donavin Albert.

The Gernavages are lifelong residents of the Tamaqua area. George is a retired Air Force veteran, and Joan worked with Acme Markets for 30 years. They are enjoying their retirement years by spending much of their time with their great-grandchildren, who live nearby.

George and Joan were the guests of honor at a surprise dinner party given by their children and grandchildren. Basile's restaurant hosted the event, which was attended by about 50 people. Guests enjoyed food, music, and a slide-show compilation of the couple throughout the years.