Ray and Eva Carter will be the guests of honor at a party today at the Sunset Point Nursing Center in Clearwater. The Carters, married Nov. 1, 1916, in Nicholasville, Ky., are celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary today.
The couple met in Lexington, Ky., in 1915 and were married a year later. They came to Largo in 1962 and have lived in Bay Aristocrat Village for more than 20 years.
He retired as foreman of the black and white pressroom at the Courier Journal and Louisville Times in Louisville, Ky., after 39 years with the paper. She was a volunteer at Clearwater Community Hospital and is in charge of the Health and Welfare committee at Bay Aristocrat, sending cards and making visits to residents with personal or family health problems.
The Carters have two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They have been members of First Christian Church of Largo for 20 years.
Couple celebrates anniversary
Helen and John Andreano of Dunedin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a four-week trip to Washington, Oregon and California.
The Andreanos were married Oct. 28, 1940. Before retiring, he worked for Cly-Del Manufacturing Co. and she worked for Scovill Manufacturing Co., a division of Hamilton Beach.
Andreanos visited his daughter in Florida about 15 years ago while his wife was in Russia.
"He went for a drive one day and discovered Dunedin," said daughter Gloria Pagliari. "When my mother got back from Russia my dad told her that they were going to move to Dune-a-din _ he could not pronounce Dunedin.
"My poor mother did not even know where it was but moved down anyway and fell in love with Florida the minute they arrived."
The Andreanos came to Dunedin from Waterbury, Conn.
They have two children and four grandchildren.
Jaycees adopt Virginia Street
The Dunedin Jaycees have adopted Virginia Street, from Main Street to State Road 580 in Dunedin, and periodically will conduct a clean-up.
Dee Smith is president of the Dunedin Jaycees; Dan Kiernan, membership development vice president; Rick Laird, individual development vice president; Curt Smith, community development vice president; Jeff Curtis, membership vice president; Diana Smith, treasurer; Judi Hogan, secretary; and Jim Crump, state director.
For information, call Curtis at 733-9385.