On Nov. 30, 2013, the Rev. Louie and Joan Beedle Shafer of Mount Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were wed in 1963 at Stony Creek Church of the Brethren in Basye, where Louie Shafer is now the pastor. They celebrated the occasion on Nov. 16 with a dinner for family and friends at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg.
The event was hosted by their daughters Peggy Shafer and Donna Shrum and her husband John. Their three grandchildren Ashley Riha, Josh Shafer and Matt Litten were also in attendance, as well as great-granddaughter Milani Raigner.