Donna and Louie


STRONG — Louie and Donna Barker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the White Elephant banquet room in Strong. Many family and friends attended their celebration.

Green linen tablecloths decorated each table, with vases of beautiful fresh cut flowers. A catered meal was featured, along with an extra large two layer chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Evelyn Stevens of Strong and Belinda Laflamme of Winslow took pictures.

The couple’s children hosted the event. Each child wore yellow carnation boutonnieres and presented their father, Louie with a yellow and red rose boutonniere and their mother, Donna with a bouquet of yellow and red roses. Randy Barker, son, opened the ceremony by informing everyone of the events that would take place. Marla Ann Dubay, daughter, read a short story of their parents earlier childhood, their marriage and honeymoon. Ricky Barker, son, gave a toast of well wishes of happiness and good health and expounded on how proud he and the other children were that Louie and Donna were their parents. Rodney Barker, son, watched and was happy to participate.

Attorney Paul Mills officiated at a “continued commitment wedding ceremony” in which he began by stating that 60 years earlier his grandfather, Sumner Mills married Louie and Donna. He continued with asking each for their continued commitment toward one another.

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