Joe and Brenda Kouns Weis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 30 with a reception at the Bellefonte Country Club, surrounded by their family and many friends.
They were married July 29, 1967, in Ashland at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Judy Weis.
Mr. Weis is the youngest of three children of the late Cecil and Burnita Weis. He was a band director in Ewing, Va., for 12 years and later was the principal of Campbell and Worthington elementary schools in the Raceland-Worthington School District, from which he is retired.
Mrs. Weis is the first of four children of Ruth Kouns and the late Bernard Kouns Jr. She owned and operated her own dog-grooming business and also is retired after 37 years.
They are the proud parents of a daughter, Kimberly Henrich, and a granddaughter, Emma, of Tampa, Fla.