Donald and Jessie Zebley of Clearwater were married Sept. 11, 1948, at Central Christian Church, Uniontown, Pa., and honeymooned at Niagara Falls, Canada.
The high school sweethearts celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends at their son's Clearwater home.
During the Korean War, Mr. Zebley served three years in the Army Security Agency. Upon his discharge, he attended Penn State and West Virginia universities, attaining bachelor and masters degrees in education and psychology. Before coming to Florida, he was assistant superintendent of schools in Fayette County, Pa. Locally, he worked for the Pinellas County School Board as a school psychologist.
Mrs. Zebley worked 14 years in retailing for Burdines department store. Her interests are reading, and writing for her own enjoyment. A lover of antiques, she admits to being a "collectible junkie" and is partial to Depression glass and cow creamers.
They are members of St. Paul Catholic Church, Largo.
The couple have three children and seven grandchildren.
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Ken and Pauline Burtner of Clearwater will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a trip to North Carolina this month.
The couple married Oct. 18, 1958, in St. Petersburg.
Both are Navy veterans; he was employed by the government in Silverdale, Wash., and she worked for the Naval shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.
The Burtners have three children, 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Community theater honored for its work
Clearwater's Francis Wilson Playhouse proudly accepted nine Lary awards amid a night of glamor at the Largo Cultural Center on Oct. 5.
Those in attendance associated with the playhouse at 302 Seminole St. were thrilled to be honored for achievements in producing community theater.
Graham Jones, president of Francis Wilson Playhouse Board of Directors, was pleased that the playhouse had won the "Favorite Comedy" award for the production of Rumors by Neil Simon.
The awards are presented by The Theatre Grapevine, the monthly magazine dedicated to sharing information about community theater.
Heritage Museum gets $5,000 for exhibit
The city of Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures Program, part of the Department of Cultural and Civic Services, has been awarded $5,000 from the Florida Humanities Council for a new exhibit at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane.
The exhibit, which opens in February, is called "The Bahamas and Tarpon Springs: An Intertwined History." The money will be used to fabricate and install three large interpretive panels, 20 large photographs and facilitate promotional efforts.
Project and Department Director Kathleen Monahan and lead scholar Tina Bucuvalas of the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Folklife Program, Department of State, will curate the exhibition and chair panel discussions with local historians about the previously undocumented connections between the Bahamian Greek community and Tarpon Springs.
The display will travel to Tallahassee's State Museum of Florida History as a temporary exhibit.
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