Charles and Joy Bickford of Montfort will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2012. Charles and the former Joy Swan were married on Dec. 29, 1962 at Calvary Evangelical and Reformed Church in Wauwatosa.
They live on the home farm where Charles milked cows and raises miniature horses. Joy retired from the Fennimore Community Schools after teaching 20 years of elementary music. For the past 35 years she has been a 4-H leader. They are both very active in church.
Charles and Joy have two children, Kevin (Connie) and Jennifer Amend; and four grandchildren, Brandon and Allison Bickford and Camille and Benjamin Amend.
They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. (music from 2 to 4 p.m.) at the Montfort Community Building. The event will be hosted by their children and families.