John and Minnie Lu were high school sweethearts who met at Kenedy High School and married on August 12, 1961, at First Methodist Church in Kenedy. The ceremony was officiated by the Revs. Harold Goodenough and Charles Walton.
Hosts of the golden anniversary celebration were their children and their spouses, Chip and Cindy of Sugarland, and Sam and Lisa of Carrollton.
John and Minnie Lu have lived in Refugio for 39 years and are active with their families, church and community events.
The couple have been blessed with two grandchildren, Austin and Mikayla of Sugarland.