McElwains celebrate 50th anniversary

Clifford ‘Kip’ and Carol McElwain Sr. ... now

Clifford “Kip” and Carol (Keller) McElwain Sr., of Belleville, formerly of Reedsville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Feb. 24, 1968, at Reedsville Methodist Church by Rev. R. Bruce Adams.

To celebrate their special anniversary, the couple’s sons hosted a surprise party with family and friends on Feb. 25.

They are the parents of: Jayne Gero and husband, Heath, of Mechanicsburg; Kip McElwain Jr. and fiance, Michelle Weader, of Reedsville; and Kevin McElwain and wife, Joanna, of New Lancaster Valley.

They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clifford ‘Kip’ and Carol McElwain Sr. ... then

He is retired from Valley View Retirement Community, and she worked at Belleville Mennonite School, retiring after 18 years.

They are members of Mt. View Mennonite Church.

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