Roger Allen and Denver Sheryl Surrency Pickett, long-time Van Buren County residents, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 27, 2014. They were married at the Sebring Church of Christ by minister David Hadwim in Sebring, Florida, on June 27, 1964.

Their children are hosting a "come and go" reception for the couple from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Choctaw Church of Christ. They request no gifts.

Roger has owned or managed Airmotive, Inc., a radial airplane engine repair business, for over 40 years. Denver is a homemaker and has worked part-time at Airmotive.

They are the parents of Tracy of the home, and Michael and Rhonda Pickett of College Station, Texas. They are also the grandparents of two grandsons, Sjon and Andrew Pickett of College Station.