BENTON — Mr. and Mrs. Charles York celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28, 2015.

York and the former Frances Thibodeau met on line in Fairfield on Sept. 9, 1961.

However, that was on the 30-yard line of the Lawrence-Stearns football game.

They were married in 1965 by the Rev. Louis Pendleton at the Methodist Church in North Vassalboro.

They are the parents of two children, Mrs. Joseph (Carrie) Pomerleau, of Benton, and Charles (Mindy) York, of Waterville.

They have three grandchildren, Nick, of Portland, Kayleigh, of Winslow, and Owen, of Waterville; and one great-granddaughter, Brooke, of Winslow.

Mrs. York retired from Colby College, and Mr. York retired from F.W. Webb Co.

A party was held at the Waterville Elks Club. More than 175 guests attended from Maine, California, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, New Hampshire and England.

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