Shankers celebrating 65th anniversary

Richard and Eileen Shanker of Salem are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 31, 1951.

Mr. Shanker was employed for 29 years at Sterling Boat Trailer Company in Salem, 18 years at MPI Labels in Sebring and 13 years at The Label Team in Salem. He retired on his 80th birthday from The Label Team.

Mrs. Shanker was employed for 12 years as a label artist at MPI Labels in Sebring. She retired to be a full-time homemaker.

The Shankers are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem and Salem Elks Lodge #305.

The couple has three daughters, Karen Stroup of Pennsylvania, Connie Clark of North Carolina and the late Susan Schmid. They also have seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A celebration with family was enjoyed over the Independence Day weekend at their home in Salem.