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Richard and Janet (Slabaugh) Aker are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. 08/25/2013 features (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Richard and Janet (Slabaugh) Aker are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. 08/25/2013 features (Photo Supplied) (AP)
Richard and Janet Aker

Posted on Aug. 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Richard and Janet (Slabaugh) Aker are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month.

They were married Aug. 31, 1963, at Bourbon Bible Church, Bourbon.

The Akers have commemorated this anniversary with an extended family portrait. A trip with their family is being planned for later this fall.

Mr. Aker is the former owner of Hart City RV Sales, Elkhart. Mrs. Aker is a homemaker.

They have two children, Melissa Huffer of Elkhart and Mark Aker of Leesburg. They have three grandchildren, Brady, Bryce and Riley Huffer of Elkhart.

They were high school sweethearts. They spend their winters in Anna Maria Island, Fla.