Donald and Sally Hinkley

Donald and Sally Hinkley

Donald and Sally Hinkley

TURNER — A backyard barbecue and open house was held on Aug. 12 to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Donald and Sally Parks Hinkley of Turner.

Hosting the event were their children and their spouses, Suzanne and Paul Denis of Clay, New York, Becky and Steve Elsman of Hartford and Michael and Julie Hinkley of Deland, Floria, along with their grandchildren. Decorations were in pink and yellow in keeping with the colors of the original bridal party. Several vases of flowers decorated the casual lawn area and tables and chairs were set up under the trees. Socializing was enjoyed by all.

The couple was married at the East Auburn Baptist Church on Aug. 17, 1957, and their reception was at the North Auburn Grange Hall. They lived in Chases Mills in Turner until moving into their newly finished home in February of 1958. They reside in the same home on Upper Street in Turner to this day.

Mr. Hinkley was an owner/operator truck driver for 48 years. He still works three to four days a week. Mrs. Hinkley was a substitute teacher for MSAD 52. Both were active charter members of the TRR Snowmobile Club and at one time she wrote a column for “Maine Snowmobiler.”

They are currently members of the Universalist Church in Turner Center. Mrs. Hinkley taught Sunday school at the church for 12 years and is still a member of their ladies circle. She was also a 4-H leader of the Sunny Sewers for 18 years and is now a member of the Country Aire Quilters and Red Delicious Divas, Red Hatters.

They are now snowbirds, spending six months in Deland, Florida, and the remainder in Turner.

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