James and Patricia Boring, of Belleville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
To celebrate their special anniversary, Patricia and James reaffirmed their love and commitment to each other on April 15 at Big Valley Alliance Church. Their love was first declared 50 years before at the Reedsville Methodist Church on April 14, 1962.
Surrounded by peace lilies, pink roses and snapdragons accented with golden candles, Pastor William Hunsicker performed the ceremony, and Carol Eckley of Allensville accompanied with music.
Mr. and Mrs. James Boring ... now
Mr. and Mrs. James Boring ... then
Leading the procession as ring bearer was Barret Boring, the youngest of many grandsons, with great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Bryson Hughes following with flowers.
A reception was presented for the couple by their children for the extended family.
They are the parents of J. Michael Boring, of Belleville; Mark Boring, of McAlevy's Fort; M. Dirk Boring, of McAlevy's Fort; and Thomas Boring and wife, Heather (Goss) Boring, of Centre Hall.
Grandchildren include Jessyca (Boring) and husband, Sam Hughes, Shannah Boring, Nathan Boring, Justin Boring, Bruce Boring and Barret Boring. Their great-grandchildren are Aubrey and Bryson Hughes.
James is a semi-retired truck driver at Full Circle Supply in Belleville, while Patricia is a retired secretary and full-time grandmother.
The couple attributes the success of their marriage to their love for one another and their faith in the Lord.