Kent and Lanene (Arnold) Lash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 20.

They were married Jan. 20, 1962, at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Roeland Park.

The couple had four children, Matthew Lash and wife, Cara, Medford, N.J.; Jenny Covey, and husband, George, Lenexa; Amy Freeman and husband, Chuck, Shawnee; and Mandy Fields and husband, Ryan, Ottawa. They have nine grandchildren, Jordan, Matthew, Shalimar, Mikayla, Faxon, Ailey, Sam, Eli and Daniel.

They celebrated their golden anniversary with a reception Jan. 21 at the Sirloin Stockade, Ottawa, hosted by their children.

The couple would like to thank all who came to celebrate their special day, and especially to those who made it happen so beautifully.