Peter and Sylvia Smykla of Pine Bluff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Trinity Lutheran Church at Pine Bluff.
Peter and Sylvia were married Dec. 16, 1961, in Pine Bluff. He is retired as general manager of Hoover Treated Wood Products. The former Sylvia McCauley taught second grade until the birth of their first child.
They are the parents of Suzanne Osborn (Keith) of Pine Bluff; Sally Scoggins (Tim) of Bedford, Texas; Carolyn Sue Moyer (David) of Grapevine, Texas; Peter Smykla III (Rebecca) of Austin, Texas; and John Smykla (Misti) of Pine Bluff. They have 13 grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to the reception. They request no gifts.