Charles and Gloria McCauley

Charles and Gloria McCauley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.

The couple was married at the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene in 1966.

They are the parents of two children, Andy McCauley and wife. Susan, and Elizabeth Teets and husband. Jonathan. They also have five grandsons: Charles “Casey” McKay, a student at West Virginia University; John McCauley, a student at WVU; Patrick McKay, Jr., an Elkins High School senior; Bill McCauley, also an EHS senior; and Michael McCauley, a sixth grader at Elkins Middle School.

Both Elkins natives, the McCauleys spent many years living away from the Mountain State because of Mr. McCauley’s 20-year Army career. After retirement in 1979, they returned to Elkins where he worked and retired from the state of West Virginia. They continue to be faithful members of the Elkins Church of the Nazarene. The McCauleys are active in the local old time musical group Philmore and Friends and spend many hours volunteering at area nursing homes sharing their talents.

An anniversary reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express on Martin Street in Elkins The McCauleys welcome friends and family, but gifts are to be omitted.