John and Sandy Lovgren, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family picnic Saturday at Forest Park.

The couple’s children are John Lovgren Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; Judy and Roy Dunlap, Ottawa; Barbara and Karl Noellsch, Oregon, Mo.; and Carrie Dowell, Franklin, Ky.

They have seven grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

John Lovgren and the former Sandy Foote were married Aug. 19, 1961, at Kenmore, N.Y.