Janet and Richard Bowden Sr., of Waldo, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children at the home of their daughter Connie in Searsport. It was attended by many special friends and family.

The Bowdens were married June 9, 1951 at the Hampden Methodist Church by Reverend Charles Mitchel with attendants Beulah and Roger Johnson.

For many years, both worked for and then owned Em Bee Cleaners in Belfast before retiring a few years ago.

Richard and Janet were blessed with five children — two daughters, Teresa Bowden of Edgewater, Fla., and Connie and her husband Peter of Searsport; and three sons, Richard Jr. and his wife Tina of Waldo, Michael and his wife Deborah of Waldo, and Douglas of Waldo. They have nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.