The 70th wedding anniversary open house for Howard and Irma Skaggs of Birmingham was held July 6.
The Birmingham city park shelter was decorated in red, white and blue in celebration of the couple’s July 4, 1944, wedding. Mrs. Skaggs wore her wedding dress.
A five-generation picture of first-born girls, which included Irma Skaggs, Linda Davidson, Anita Corry, Brianne Bartholomew and Keegan Bartholomew, was taken.
Mrs. Skaggs said more than 200 people attended, and she regretted they didn’t get to visit with each individual. The couple would like family and friends to call and visit when there is more time.
The attendees traveling the greatest distances were Mrs. Skaggs’s sister Verna Baccus and the couple’s niece Betsy Bender from California.
According to Mrs. Skaggs, she and her husband received more than 220 cards for their anniversary.
“I can’t just phantom it,” she said. “It’s unreal.’’
The Over 50 and Fabulous Red Hat Ladies recently met for lunch at Village Cup and Cakes in Keosauqua. Eighteen were present. “Happy Birthday” was sung for those with birthdays in July. Letitia Weber won the door prize. The women played card bingo.
The program for the Birmingham community vacation Bible school will be tonight at the Heartland Campgrounds. The vacation Bible school started Saturday.
The summer reading program at the library is looking for more children to attend. The program for 3- to 12-year-olds is 1-2 p.m. Saturday, and the program for youth in fourth grade and up is 7-8 p.m. Mondays throughout the month of July.
— Arlene Lyon, Ledger correspondent
The Stockport Fire Department will have its annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the four-corner stop in Stockport. Proceeds will go to the fire department for needed equipment.
Stockport Christian and Stockport United Methodist churches will have vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 27-31 at the Christian church.
The theme is “ZuCamp.”
All children are invited.
Shirley Munford, choir director at Stockport United Methodist Church, is having choir practice at 10 a.m. every first and third Sunday of each month after worship.
Anyone, any age, wishing to join the choir is welcome.
— Beverly Runyon, Ledger correspondent