LaPalms celebrate 50 years

BARK RIVER – Harlan and Mary Lou LaPalm of Bark River celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23 with a party hosted by the couple’s three children.

Harlan and the former Mary Lou Picard were married Dec. 23, 1963, during a wedding ceremony that took place at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer. Attending the couple were Pete Picard, brother of the bride, and Gayla Lewis, sister of the groom.

The couple’s children are: David LaPalm of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Connie (Jim) Valencic of Hermansville; and Michael LaPalm of Vulcan. They also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to their children and grandchildren, joining the anniversary celebration were: Mary Lou’s siblings, Donna Tourangeau, Joe Picard and Jack Picard; and Harlan’s brothers and sisters, Gayle Lewis, Sharon McMillie, Don LaPalm, Gerald LaPalm, and George Anziano.