Charlie A. Ballard and Peggy G. Ballard of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. They were married on Oct. 14, 1955 at Antioch Baptist Church. They have two sons, Mark Ballard and Brad Ballard, both of Lincolnton. They have six grandchildren, Brittany Ballard, Spencer Sutton, Travis Sutton, Lawson Saunders, Leah Saunders and Arie Ballard. Charlie retired from Carolina Mills of Maiden. Peggy has been a homemaker most of the marriage. To celebrate their anniversary, the couple was honored with a reception on Oct. 16 at Macedonia Baptist fellowship hall with a cake cutting, finger foods and live music provided by John and Patsy Daniels. The celebration was given by friends and family.