A 50th wedding anniversary celebration will take place August 12 in honor of John and Joan Hoggett. The couple's anniversary is in December, but a celebration will be held at 2 p.m., a week from Sunday, at the Mt. Vernon Senior Center.

John Hoggett is the son of the late Eli and Zelda Hoggett of Monett, and Joan Brown-Hoggett is the daughter of the late Glenis and Lucille Brown, also of Monett. The two were married December 6, 1968 at the United Methodist Church on Marshall Hill in Monett.

John has worked for more than 38 years in the Missouri school systems and has been employed by Monett Public Schools, as well as the Paul Mitchell System in Springfield as both head custodian and supervisor.

After retirement, the couple traveled to many states in the U.S. before purchasing a vacation home in Hudson, Fla., where they currently enjoy six months every year.

The Hoggetts have two children, Jason of Clever and Stacy of Mt. Vernon, and three grandchildren: Ashlee, Mary and Ash VanDyken.

All family and friends are welcome to attend the anniversary celebration. Cards are welcome but please no gifts.