Larry and Carolyn Bennett of Parsons observed their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. Upon their return to Kansas City, their three sons hosted a family dinner.

Larry Bennett and Carolyn Salsbery were married Aug. 23, 1968, at the Friendship Southern Baptist Church. 

Mr. Bennett retired after 23 years of service in the Army. Then he worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center before retiring. Mrs. Bennett worked for 33 years at PSHTC before retiring. The couple have lived in Parsons since Mr. Bennett retired from the Army.

The Bennetts are life members of the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Parsons.

They have three sons, Bryan and Christina Bennett of Mustang, Oklahoma, Scott and Joselyn Bennett of Overland Park and Michael and Jami Bennett of Lenexa. They also have 11 grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.

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