Bob and Lenora Porter to observe 50th wedding anniversary

Porter: Robert (Bob) and Lenora Gay Porter met in Salina, Kan., in 1961 and their courtship began soon after. Robert enlisted in the United States Army in January 1964, and after basic training was stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga. Lenora’s parents drove her to Georgia so they could be married and begin their journey through life together.

“God is faithful”

Bob and Lenora have two children; Kim Porter Moore and her husband Steve from Ralls, Texas, and Steve Porter and his wife, Jill from Keller, Texas, and four grandchildren; Kayla Robinson and Payge Porter from Keller, Texas, Baylee Moore from Bastrop, La., and Haylie Moore from Ralls, Texas.

“God is faithful”

Robert retired from International Paper in 2005 as an operator in the finishing and shipping department. He now has even more time to fish and build masterpieces in his woodshop. Lenora retired this month (June) as administrator of Ridgway Christian School. She has been in education for 44 years. Her free time yields reading, needlework and various arts and crafts.

Bob and Lenora are members of Pine Bluff First Assembly of God and are the leaders of the Sonshiners.

“God is faithful”

The couple will be traveling to Switzerland in celebration of their 50th anniversary and the honeymoon they never had.

Celebration is June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m., come and go, at Pine Bluff First Assembly of God in the Fellowship Hall, 1002 Ridgway Road, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603. Hosted by Steve and Kim Moore and Steve and Jill Porter.