Tom and Kathy Banta of DeKalb will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at theáDeKalb Elks Club, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.
The couple was married Feb. 8, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in DeKalb. Kathy is a dental hygienist and Tom is a retired iron worker.
They have two children, Mike (Becky) Banta and Anthony (Heather) Banta. They also have six grandchildren, Ryan, Kellas, Cullen, Cole, Kyle and Tyler, and two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Angelina.