Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higgins will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Dec. 17, 2004. Charles W. (Bill) Higgins and Blanche Alice Peters were married Dec. 17, 1954, at the home of the bride's parents, near Sheldon, where they now reside.
The couple have two daughters, Delma Ross and husband Gary, of Asbury, and Marty McPeak and husband Scott, of Sheldon. They also have five grandchildren, Magarah Charlton and husband Daniel, Micah Pennington and husband Chris, Scotty Scoville and husband Josh, Jared McPeak and Mitchell Ross; and two great-grandsons, Colton and Clay Charlton.
The Higgins will celebrate "this blessed event" with a small family gathering.