TICONDEROGA - Ralph and Julia Brown of Ticonderoga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25, 2009.
A surprise dinner party was held with family and friends at the King's Inn in Port Henry on Dec. 20. After an evening of shared memories and photos, they were presented with a large flat screen TV from their children.
The Browns were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Hialeah, Fla., on Dec. 25, 1959.
Mr. Brown was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Opa Loka Air Base in Florida. He retired after 20 years of service and the couple relocated to Ticonderoga where he was employed by International Paper and retired after twenty three years.
They have six children, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.