Sloans celebrates golden year

COLUMBIANA – Gary and Mary Ellen Sloan, Columbiana, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception hosted by their children at Abundant Life, New Waterford. Family and friends were in attendance.

The former Mary Ellen Pieren, married Gary Sloan on March 1, 1964 at Zion Hill Church in Columbiana. The Rev. Dean Rohrer performed the ceremony.

They have three sons, Mark (Casey) Sloan, Wichita, Kan.; Jeff (Amy) Sloan and John (Jennifer) Sloan, all of Columbiana; and nine grandchildren.