Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Price recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a catered picnic hosted by their daughters, Leanne, Laura, Jean and Janell, and their families, held at the home of Jean and John Mahaney. A special feature of the event was "The Star Spangled Banner," sung by 3 1/2-year-old Daniel Herring and his brother, 2- year-old Matthew Herring.
The former Frances Koch of East Islip, Long Island, and Leon Price of Dunkirk met at Fredonia State Teachers College in 1957 and married at St. Mark's Church on Long Island on Aug. 20, 1961. Wedding attendants included David Price of Dunkirk, best man for his cousin; matron of honor Helen Bracciale of Bohemia, N.Y., sister of the bride; William and Richard Koch, brothers of the bride; Jo Bracciale, flower girl, and Donald Koch, ring bearer, niece and nephew of the bride, respectively.
The couple began their teaching careers in Norwalk, Calif. After receiving their master's degrees from the University of Oregon at Eugene, they relocated to Laramie to continue post graduate work at the University of Wyoming, while working for the Albany County School District. In 1969, they and their two daughters moved to Dunkirk, where Mr. Price was an elementary school principal until his retirement in 1995. Two more daughters were born at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Price was a substitute teacher in area schools until becoming guidance counselor in the Silver Creek Central School District in 1983.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon D. Price
All the couple's children and grandchildren, and other relatives and friends, were in attendance to express their best wishes.