Larry and Miriam Ferguson, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 630 N. Cedar St., Ottawa.

The hosts of the event are the couple’s children, Tammy and Tom Engle, Ballwin, Mo., Doug and Marci Ferguson, Ottawa, and Scott and Chris Ferguson, Ottawa.

The couple has seven grandchildren, Derrek, Bret, Jared, Seth, Kelsie, Trenton and Paige.

Larry Ferguson and the former Miriam Rappard were married Dec. 10, 1961, at Worden Evangelical United Brethren Church, Worden.