As part of a time of celebration for their 60th wedding anniversary, a reception for Mr. and Mrs. Ira (Ladell) Miller of Sun City Center was held June 13 in the fellowship hall of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Church members sponsored the reception.
The Millers met June 19, 1928, on a moonlight cruise sponsored by the Lutheran Brother Branch at Grace Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio. Both their families were members of the church.
They were married June 19, 1933, in the Chapel in the Garden in Angola, Ind.
Ira worked 35 years for Owens-Illinois Inc. as an engineer in the plastics division.
They have two sons, John of Toledo, Ohio, and Bill of the Homossasa Springs area.
After the reception, the couple flew to Toledo to celebrate the occasion with their son John, his wife Nancy and granddaughters Gail, Lori and Maria. All three granddaughters are now married.
After returning to Florida they will celebrate with son Bill, his wife, Sue, and granddaughters Dawn and Chrissy and great-granddaughter Chelsea in Homossasa.
Pinochle competition winners
Pinochle remains a popular activity even during the summer months for residents in Sun City Center.
Winners of the Kings Point Pinochle Club June 2 competition included first place winner Jean Kutney. Placing second through sixth were Jerry Giaccio, Kurt Komst, Jack Johnson, Louis Macks and Germaine Frechette.
Bill Kinsley was first in the second week. Placing second through sixth were Denise Cosman, Louis Macks, Roberta Laird, Barbara Biegner and Betty Lind.
Johnson receives safety award
Priscilla Johnson was given the Safety and Attendance Award recently by officials of the Sun Terrace and Lake Towers in Sun City Center. She works as a certified nursing assistant at Sun Terrace.
Her prizes included a new TV set and $10.
Contest winners announced
Recent winners for the Freedom Plaza duplicate bridge contest included winners Henry Barksdale and Sam Fuller. Second-place winners were Dot and Al Moosman and third-place winners were Doris and Gene Stroner.