LEWISTON – A surprise party was held recently for Willard and Arlene Gervais of Lewiston on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was held at the Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center in Cumberland. Hosting the event were their three sons and spouses, Glen and Rebecca, Gary and Tammie, and Brian.

In addition to their three sons, the couple has six grandchildren, Nicole, Erika, Brandi, Kaila, Nathan and Lauren.

Mr. Gervais and the former Arlene Paradis were married on May 11, 1957, at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Enlarged pictures of the couple and their wedding attendants were displayed, along with a painting of the couple in their younger years which was done by their son, Brian, and Dawn, a friend. A scrapbook was put together by a daughter-in-law.

Hors d’oeuvres were served, followed by a buffet and cake and ice cream. A video titled “Through the Years” was shown.

Mr. Gervais is retired from Local 407 and Mrs. Gervais is retired from Shaw’s Supermarket, after 20 years. They enjoy retirement and traveling.

Guests attended from Seattle, Wash., Las Vegas, Florida, Connecticut and Maine.

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