Mr. and Mrs. Richard Below celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 15 with a family party. Their children surprised them by presenting them with a family vacation for a week in July at Hilton Head Island, SC, with their children and their families. High-school sweethearts, Richard and Carol (Chapman) were married March 15, 1963, in Monroe, MI. Richard retired from Vita-Plate Battery in Port Clinton and Carol is retired from the Tadsen Insurance Agency in Port Clinton. They are the proud parents of Richard Below (Holly Kinsey), Mary Jo (Tim) Scott, Rachel (Ivaylo) Klimentov, all of Port Clinton and Jeffrey Below (Liz Sargent) of Perkins Twp. They have seven wonderful grandchildren: Janie Below, Jordan and Breanna Below, Stone and Beau Scott, Eva and Maya Klimentov and one great-grandchild, Carolyn Below.