The celebration was hosted by Samantha and Joseph Hixon, JoAnn Hays and Shirley Hixon. Robert's parents, Bob and Shirley Hixon, had a meal catered in. Sheila's mom, JoAnn Hays, made their wedding and 25th anniversary cakes. Her best friend, Cinda Cates, helped with bows and flowers on the 25th anniversary cake. Shirley Hixon made the mints for their wedding and 25th anniversary. Samantha made molded chocolates for the party. Sheila's cousin, Randy Sipe, took their wedding and 25th anniversary pictures. Melissa and Katelynn Mitchell and Brooke Silvara helped with the reception. The evening was spent reminiscing and taking pictures.
Attending the dinner and reception were: Sam and Joe Hixon; JoAnn Hays, Melissa, Jerald, Katelynn and Dawson Mitchell, Dave Hixon, Amy Oberley, Russell, Pam and Brandon Owenby, Margaret Lewis, John and Beth Canthon, Brooke Silvara, Mark and Heather Wade, Cinda Cates, Pete Peterson, John Younggren, Audrey and Johnny Ortner, Bobbie and Sparky Schroeder, Ross and Molly Bryant, Vicky Arnold, Tami and Matt Cassell, Bob and Linda McBride, Richard and Helen Hixon, Dewayne and Sharon Bryan and Korey Pearson, all of Fort Scott; Bob and Shirley Hixon, Jeanette and Gavin Hixon, Charlie and Willa Cable, Marvin and Louise Hall, Jean Younggren, Mike Younggren, and Jerry and Marilyn Love, all of Redfield, Kan.; Betty and Terry Graham, and Angie and Terry Nading, all of Devon, Kan.; Randy and Lori Sipe, of Springhill, Kan.; Tamara, Michael, Toya, Chase and Hayden Hagemann, of Manhattan, Kan.; and Tim, Toni, Travis and Tanner Sipe, of Waverly, Kan.