Bill and Linda Gardner of Ashland and formerly of Hayesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20, 2017.

Bill Gardner and Linda Cunningham were married on Oct. 20, 1967 at Central Christian Church in Wooster.

Their children are Jenny (Mitch) Hastings of Ashland and Andy (Amy) Gardner of Powell. They have eight grandchildren — Ryann, Lauren, Rachel, Alexis, Lincoln, Griffin, Bowen and Riggins.

Bill is retired from Verizon after 31 years of employment and Linda is retired from Ashland University after 20 years of employment.

To celebrate, they plan to go on a cruise.