Johnses celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jerry and Annette (Schram) Johns of Sycamore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7 at the Ellwood-Nehring house in DeKalb.

More than 120 family members and friends joined the festive event, held exactly 50 years from the day they were married at the lakefront home of Annette’s parents in Pontiac, Mich. The celebration was planned by their daughter Beth Johns of Seattle, Wash. and featured a slide show of their life together.

The event was catered by the Hillside with floral arrangements by Glidden Florist. Guests also enjoyed a five-tier replica of the couple’s wedding cake, replicated by Fran Clucas from old photographs and topped with the original bride and groom figurines. Because many of the couple’s relatives were able to attend, the occasion also served as a great family reunion.