Dennis and Sally (Avery) Porter, of Bend, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration and trips to Springfield and the Oregon Coast.

The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1964 at Manhattan Beach Community Church in California. They have four children, James (and Cheryl), of Springfield, Dena, of Bend, Steve, of Lewiston, Idaho, and Jessica, of Bend; and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Porter worked for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and retired in 2008. He has worked in law enforcement in Oregon, Idaho and California since 1966. Mrs. Porter worked at St. Charles Medical Center and retired July 22 to travel.

They have lived in Central Oregon for 18 years.