Stan and Carolyn (Fitch) Schmidt of Newton will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 with a reception at Koerner Heights Church, 320 N. Meridian, Newton.

They were married Sept. 7, 1963, at First Mennonite Church of Newton.

The reception will be hosted by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The children include Brad and CJ Schmidt of Newton and Tracy and Lonnie Isaac of Hesston. Grandchildren include Becky and Eric Gilbert of Mulvane, Jenni Trimmell of Witchita and Tessa, Rhain and Logan Isaac of Hesston. Great grandchildren include Mitchell and Mason Cooper and Jacob Gilbert of Mulvane.

The couple requests no gifts.