Robert and Kay McCurdy, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 2011, at Ottawa Community Church, 824 W. 17th St., Ottawa.

The event is hosted by the couple’s children and spouses, David McCurdy and his wife, Cindy, Ottawa; Roxanna Welsh and her husband, Doug, Ottawa; Amy Weien and her husband, Jeff, Ottawa; and Ruby Wolken and her husband, Ray, Ottawa;

The couple has 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Robert McCurdy and the former Kay Neill were married Sept. 30, 1961, at the Franklin County Courthouse, Ottawa.