The children of John and Betty Grigory have announced the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents will be Sept. 26.
John Grigory married Betty Randall Sept. 26, 1953, in Paragould. They began their married life in Blytheville, Ark., where John was employed by Arkansas Missouri Power Company and later transferred to Mammoth Spring and retired from Arkansas Power & Light in 1987.
Betty dedicated most of her career to raising her four children -- Sharon, Susan, Janina and Denise. They were both active in the community until their retirement.
At that time they began traveling to Gulf Port, Miss., where they enjoyed fishing and meeting new people. Now John and Betty spent time closer to home to be with their four daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, Betty's mother and other family members.