James and Barbara (Mekus) Lehnen of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The day began with a special blessing for the couple at Holy Trinity Church by the Rev. David Bellittiere, pastor. A dinner reception for family and friends was held at Tri-County Country Club in Forestville. The couple, along with their sons and families, left the following day for the Adirondacks where they spent several days vacationing at Lake Placid.