ELKHART — Tom and Fawne (Rozema) Atkinson are celebrating their 40th anniversary in July.
They were married July 1, 1973, in a backyard wedding at Fawne’s home.
The Atkinsons are celebrating their anniversary with an open house from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at their home, 22208 Susquehanna Road, Elkhart. The party is hosted by their daughter and her husband, Michelle and Matt Bontrager of Elkhart. RSVP through Fawne’s website, www.callfawne.com.
The couple ask for no gifts, but would gladly take any donations for the Humane Society of Elkhart County, which can be made online at www.elkharthumanesociety.org.
They are eighth-grade sweethearts. Mrs. Atkinson is a State Farm agent in Elkhart and Mr. Atkinson is a musician in the JT Buffet Band and a community volunteer for the Jazz Festival and Rhapsody in Green.