Darrell and Karen Childs, Wellsville, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at the Wellsville Senior Center, Seventh and Locust streets. The hosts of the event will be their children, Jay Childs, Elgin, Texas, Doyle and Shellie Childs, Emporia, Vernon and Kandice Kline, Wellsville. They have five grandchildren, Brandon Childs, Wichita, Bryce Childs, Emporia, and Anna, Emily and Lola Kline, Wellsville.Darrell Childs and the former Karen Breithaupt were married Dec. 22, 1959, at Wellsville Baptist Church.Darrell retired from Lucent Technologists, Merriam, in 1996, and Karen retired in 2001 after 25 years as food service director with the Wellsville School District. The couple requests no gifts, but a food item for the Wellsville Food Pantry would be appreciated.