50th anniversary celebrated
Richard and Linda
POLAND — A surprise party was held recently for Richard and Linda Harris of Poland, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Party hosts were Jody and Brian Harris and about 60 guests attended the event.
Mr. Harris and the former Linda Bell were married May 30, 1959, at Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn. They have two children, Jody Harris of Augusta and Brian Harris of Westford, Mass.
Mr. Harris was employed as a meat cutter for 40 years at Hannaford Bros., Cottle’s and Olfene’s. He retired in 2004. He is an avid fly fisherman and fly tier, and loves to bowl and plays in several leagues in the Lewiston-Auburn area. Twice in recent years he won his senior league and competed in national tournaments.
Mrs. Harris is a seamstress and enjoys crafts and scrapbooking. She loves to go camping, although she leaves the fishing to her husband. She was a member of the Cooperative Extension for more than 25 years.
The couple has lived in the 150-year-old homestead in Poland for their entire married lives. The home has been in the Harris family since 1895.
Original wedding attendants present were Malcolm Harris of Minot, best man, Polly (Dunlop) Bockus of Harpswell, maid of honor, and Kay-Lee Bell of Sterling, Mass., and Charlene (Harris) Reynolds of Saco, bridesmaids.

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