Samuel and Ute Spaulding of Cecilia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 24, 2018.

They were married in Aschaf­fen­­burg, Germany, in 1968.

Mr. Spaulding retired from the U.S. Army in 1978 after 22 years of service and from the U.S. Post Office in Elizabeth­town after 17 years of service.

Mrs. Spaulding worked at E-town Sportswear and St. James Catholic Regional School.

They have two children, Laura Ann Gomez and the late Paul Douglas Spaulding; and three grandchildren.