Carter and Linda Knipping of Alton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 2016.
Carter Knipping and the former Linda Wardlow were married Aug. 6, 1966, at St. Elizabeth Church in Granite City by Father Mattingly.
Carter is a retired teacher and is self-employed in home improvement.
Linda is a retired teacher at St. Ambrose School.
Their children are Cody Knipping of Alton and Casey Busken of Godfrey. They have two grandchildren: Devin, 13, and Ethan, 10.
The couple plans to celebrate with a future Caribbean cruise.