Allen and Barbara Eaton, of 4757 Rowe Road, Skaneateles, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Oct. 8, 2016. The couple was married Oct. 8, 1966, in Auburn.

Both are happily retired. They attend St. Ann's Catholic Church in Owasco.

The couple enjoyed a wonderful picnic with their children surprising them from Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Texas.

Their children and spouses are daughters Debbie and Ted Brooks, Kim and Fred Wright, and Theresa and Gene Kelly; sons John and Jackie Swartwood and Steve and Janet Swartwood; and a deceased son, Larry Swartwood. The have four grandsons, six granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.