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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harper of Herrin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in First United Methodist Church at 301 S. 16th St., in Herrin.

Charles Harper and Shirley Grimes were married March 24, 1967, in First United Methodist Church in Herrin. The Rev. Ed Souders officiated.

Mr. Harper worked for his father at Harper Feed Mill in Herrin.

Mrs. Harper was a clerk at Sears. 

Charles and Shirley became owners of Harper Feed Mill in 1991 and still own the business and go in to work everyday.

The couple has has three daughters, Sherry (Todd) Smedshammer of Herrin, Cindy (Joe) Kovasity of Oxford, Michigan, and Wendy Harper (fiancé, Sean Carrell) of Herrin. They also have four grandchildren, Harper and Quinn Smedshammer, Abbigail and Maxwell Kovaisty, and one stepgrandson to be, Oliver Carrell.

Family and friends are invited.

The couple requests no gifts.

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