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The Faireses Joseph and Thelma Faires of Holiday celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with family and friends.

The celebration began with a chauffeured limousine ride to the Flagship Restaurant in Clearwater.

The party was given by their children, including a daughter, Susan Hiott, of Dunedin, who attended with her son, David; Wayne Faires and his wife, Vickie, and their son, Christopher, of Kingwood, Texas; and their daughter, Beth Deane, and her husband, Michael, of Palm Harbor. Their grandson, Jeffrey Faires, and two great-grandsons, Nathan and Marley Hiott, who live in California, could not attend.

The couple were married June 6, 1941, in Indianapolis in a double ceremony with her sister, the former Virginia Giddens, and Elmer Rumley.

Before his retirement, Faires worked for the Indianapolis Police Department for 21 years and she was employed by the Marion County Health Department for 13 years.

The Irwins

HOLIDAY _ Edward and Agnes Irwin, 2051 Waterview Drive, Lake Conley, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 29.

They were married May 29, 1941, in Hagerstown, Md.

Their three daughters are Nancy Pollard of Lansing, Mich.; Helen Beck, Cleveland; and Wanda Gress, Norman, Okla.

They have four granddaughters and a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

They had a small party for their Florida friends at American Legion Paradise Post 79. Their daughters are having a party in their honor at the Elks Club in Parma, Ohio.

Irwin is a retired railroad engineer from the NYC-ConRail of Cleveland. He has served as president of the Holiday National Association of Railroad Veterans Unit 170 for the past five years. He is a Mason; member of the Brooklyn Lodge 454, Cleveland; past president of the Holiday High Twelve Club 418; member of the Suncoast Shrine Club; member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10167, Holiday; and member of American Legion Paradise Post 79. She is a member of the Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary and of the Order of Eastern Star.