NORRIDGEWOCK — Alphonso “Buster” and Beverly Dixon of Norridgewock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2011 with family and friends at the home of their son Al Dixon and girlfriend Zelma Gould. Also in attendance were Alphonso’s two brothers, Aaron Dixon and his wife Shannon of Waterville, James Dixon of Augusta, and his sister Karen Reay and Mark Mericer of Norridgewock, Beverly’s brother Wilson and his wife Sheila Fish of Union; as well as many nieces and nephews. The couple have several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. The person attending from the farthest away was Diane Ellis and her husband Peter from Portland.

Alphonso and the former Beverly Fish were married Aug. 5, 1961, at the home of her sister, Catherine and Bobby Parks in Winterport.

Alphonso owned and operated two businesses in the past. He also loves beekeeping. He graduated from Faith School of Theology in Charleston in 1985 and from North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1987. He is retired now and Beverly works at Fonzo’s in Norridgewock.

The celebration was an all day event, with a pig roast done by David Scott, games, and music by DJ Conner Reeves. Friends and family enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories about the happy couple.

We all enjoyed a great celebration.

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