Phillip and Dorothy Pritchard, Pomona, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a backyard reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at 215 Main St., Pomona. The hosts of the event will be their children and grandchildren.Their children are Rick and Jayme Pritchard, Little Rock, Ark.; Marilyn and Clark Wedel, Moundridge; and Debi and Brian Sweet, Chapman.They have seven grandchildren.Phillip Pritchard and the former Dorothy Drum were married Sept. 6, 1958, at Babenhausen, Germany.