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Couples celebrate anniversaries

Janet and George Kipp of Palm Harbor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with two parties, one at the Reef Club, Indian Rocks Beach, and the second at Leverock's restaurant, with family visiting from North Dakota, Minnesota, Virginia and Florida. They were married July 2, 1949, at Grace Episcopal Church, Rice Lake, Wis.

They came here in 1988 from Bismarck, N.D. He retired as a department store manager for V.P. Herberger's, and she was a registered nurse at the North Dakota State Health Department. They are members of St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, Palm Harbor, the Highland Lakes Homeowners Association and Highland Lakes Travel Club.

He established the St. Alfred's Gift Shop in 1997 and is a group Bible studies leader. They have three children and five grandchildren.