Mr. and Mrs. Lester “Spank” (Judy) Lathrop of New Bedford will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2014, at the New Bedford Christian Church Hall. The event will be hosted by their children.
The couple are the parents of three children, Scott of Tampico, Sheri of New Bedford and Shanda (Mike) Hilmes of New Bedford. They also have four grandchildren, Alec Lathrop of New Bedford, Tori Hilmes of Ohio, Ill., and Damien Hilmes of New Bedford; one great-grandchild, Zerelda Hilmes of Ohio, Ill.; and one stepgrandchild, Ahley Mendenhall, and one stepgreat-grandchild, Taylor Mendenhall, both of West Plains, Mo.
All family and friends are invited to attend the open house. No invitations are being sent. The couple request that gifts be omitted.