50th anniversary celebrated


Shirley and Vernon (Joe)


BOWDOIN — Vernon (Joe) and Shirley Harmon of Bowdoin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7, 2010, at a surprise celebration thrown by their family and friends at the Knights of Columbus hall in Brunswick.

The couple arrived to find a room filled with gold and white balloons, tulle with white lights and more than 200 guests. All but one of their original wedding party of eight were in attendance. After dinner a slide show of their 50 years was shown, the happy couple cut the cake and then they danced the first dance of the evening to “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers.

The couple was married on Aug. 6, 1960, at the Bowdoin Center Baptist Church in Bowdoin. They have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.