Carl and Connie (Reed) Lortie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 24. They were married May 24, 1969, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Mr. Lortie raises dairy cattle and is the owner of Carl’s Painting. Mrs. Lortie is a retired hairdresser and tour guide for S & S Travel, Kendallville. They have two children and their spouses, Julie and Michael Crossley of Ligonier and Michael and Jennifer Lortie of Albion. They also have three grandchildren. Their children will host an open house celebration for family and friends on Sunday, June 30, from 2-5 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion.