Velora and Frank


MECHANIC FALLS — A surprise party was held July 24 for Frank and Velora Piper of Mechanic Falls, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was planned by their daughter and her husband, Darlene G. Boyd and Jeffrey Boyd and was held at the American Legion Hall.

The couple received a corsage and boutonniere made and presented by Dixie Lee Piper, sister-in-law. Pictures of the couple throughout the years were displayed on each table. Two collages of grandchildren and family pictures, made by Darlene Boyd, were also displayed. Toastmaster was Carroll Piper, brother, who was best man.

Mr. Piper and the former Velora Perry were married June 17, 1960 at the Mechanic Falls Methodist Church. They have two daughters, Darlene G. Boyd of Mechanic Falls and Doreen G. Piper of Oxford. Their grandchildren are Amanda Boyd-Sherrer and Allison M. Bennett and they have two great-grandchildren, Alex L. Sherrer and Lilliana Bennett.

Mrs. Piper worked at Gould and Scammon, Central Maine Medical Center and retired from Elm Street School as a part-time secretary.

Mr. Piper served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in local paper mills, road construction on Interstate 95, J.W. Penney and Auburn Manufacturing in Mechanic Falls, where he retired.

About 100 guests attended from Oxford, Norway, Locke Mills, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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