Gary and Patricia Swartz, of Bourbonnais, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9 with a family dinner. They were married Aug. 9, 1969, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee.
The couple has two children: Andy Swartz, of Pekin; and Jason Swartz, of Salem Ore. They also have two grandchildren.
Gary is a retired coach and teacher, and also enjoys golfing and movies. Pat is a retired teacher and enjoys spending time with her granddaughters.