— Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pickard of Jefferson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ed and Jerie Leigh (Whitaker) were married June 13, 1964, at First Baptist Church in Ashtabula.
The couple’s children include Mark and Kim Pickard of Austinburg and Lisa Pickard of Jefferson. They also have two grandchildren, Ben and Andy Pickard.
Mr. Pickard retired as an English and journalism teacher at Jefferson Area High School in 2005. He recently retired as the pastor of Dorset Baptist Church where he served for more than 10 years. Mrs. Pickard formerly worked at Lakeview Federal Credit Union.
They are members of First Baptist Church in Jefferson.