JESUP -- Jerry and Mary Jean Bloes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 16.
There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. at St. Athanasius Church in Jesup. An open house will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jesup Golf & Country Club, 530 North St.
They were married Sept. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville.
Jerry is owner of B&B Farm Store, and Mary Jean is employed at Farmers State Bank.
Hosting the event will be their children, Donnie and Lanette Bloes of Jesup, Amos and Julie Garrett of North Liberty and Dan and Cindy Hersom of Chicago. They have four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
No invitations are being sent, and the couple requests no gifts.