Vernon and Catherine "Kate" Blumer, of Jordan, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary July 10, 2016. The couple was married July 10, 1941, in the Methodist church in Elba, N.Y.

Mr. Blumer is retired from Ka-Vern Farm, where he gradually phased from active farming to bookkeeping, to full retirement in his early '90s. Mrs. Blumer retired as the manager of the Auburn Singer Store after 17 years of service. They are both longtime members of the First United Methodist Church of Weedsport.

The couple celebrated at home with their five children, 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Seventy family members traveled from California, Illinois, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and various parts of New York to commemorate this milestone event. The weather started wet and cool, but eventually the sunshine returned to bless this special day. Great food and lawn games completed a memorable day for all.

Their children and spouses are Jerry (Kathy) Blumer, Marty Blumer, Peggy (Vic) Campione, Kathy (Dick) Quivey and Joann (Mike) Hofmeister.