Wendel and Colleen Sweeney of West Georgetown Road plan to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at a family dinner hosted by their children.

Mr. Sweeney and the former Colleen Guthrie were married July 27, 1951, at East Columbus United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gilbert Curry.

Mr. Sweeney retired from Columbus Fire Department.

Mrs. Sweeney is a homemaker.

The couple have four children, Deb (Charlie) Cooper, Dennis Sweeney, Robin Sweeney and Deana (Kermit) Paswater. They also have eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.