Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flickinger mark golden wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flickinger of 621 Old Coach Lane, Salem, were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. A private family dinner was held on Aug. 20 at Dutch Inn in Columbiana. An anniversary trip is also planned in December to Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.

The event was hosted by their children, Michael Flickinger, Marcia Ciotti and Cheryl Spielman, all of Salem. Joining in the festivities were the couple’s seven grandchildren.

The former Nancy Ellen Ford and Mr. Flickinger were married on Aug. 20, 1966, in the First Presbyterian Church in East Palestine. The Rev. Lee Filker officiated.

Mr. Flickinger attended Youngstown State University and worked in the grocery industry for 35 years. During the Vietnam War he served as a medic in the Army.

Mr. and Mrs. Flickinger were co-owners of Briar Hill Foods, retiring in 1997.

The Flickingers are members of the First Friends Church in Salem.