James and Evelyn Starbuck will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, 2011, at Ottawa Senior Center, 130 S. Main St., Ottawa.

The couple requests no gifts, but cards may be brought to the senior center or mailed to 401 S.E. Liberty St., Topeka KS 66607-2046.

James Starbuck and the former Evelyn Lambert were married Aug. 12, 1961, in Ottawa.

He is retired from Volume Shoe/Payless Shoe Source in Topeka.

She works for the USD 501 School District.

The couple has four children, James and his wife, Deanna Starbuck, Harvey and his wife, Tina Starbuck, Scott and his wife, Anita Starbuck, and Barbara (Starbuck) and her husband, Dale Bigger, all of the Topeka area.

They have 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.