Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leisure are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Joe and Rita (Rider) Leisure were married Nov. 26, 1961 at Raleigh Christian Church with Rex Mitchell officiating.
Joe has farmed in the Carthage area all of his life.
Rita worked part-time for an optometrist in Knightstown many years.
They attend Southside Church of Christ in New Castle.
They are the proud parents of three children: Jeff and Teresa Leisure of Carthage; Sherry and Randy Jarvis of Portage, Mich.; and Dean and Julie Leisure of Arlington.
They are grandparents to six grandchildren: Marcus Bostic, Quinn Leisure, Shelby and Alex Jarvis, Brett and Brooke Leisure.
This summer they enjoyed a trip out west while visiting some of the national parks.
Joe and Rita enjoyed their celebration with their family.