The children of James and Ruth Lutz announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, who were married on June 21, 1963 at North Brook Baptist Church in Cherryville. The couple are still active members of the church today. James retired from Bosch Tool Company in Lincolnton and Ruth is a homemaker and volunteer for several ministry outreach programs. Since retirement their favorite pastimes are time spent with their two grandchildren on the farm, gardening and traveling to attend Southern Gospel concerts around the southeast. The couple have two children, Dwight and wife Tina of Vale and Michael of Vale. Grandchildren are Caleb and Lindsey Lutz also of Vale.