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Connie and Frank Spring, Brooksville, Fla., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 13, 2009, at the Newcomerstown Nazarene Church, where they were married in June 1959 and where they were longtime members.

An open house celebration is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Nazarene Church, corner of Neighbor and Goodrich streets. It has been requested, no gifts.

The couple's parents were Albert and Etha Spring and Earl and June Hart, all of Newcomerstown.

Their three children include: Tim Spring, Virginia; Tammie Bishop, California; and, Tonya Colman, West Lafayette. They also have five grandchildren, Corey and Connor Spring, Grace and Sam Bishop, and Justin Murphy.

Frank worked for 30 years at General Tire and Goshen Brick, and Connie taught school for 30 years at Port Washington and Newcomerstown Schools.