BioA: Ayers, Mr./Mrs. Melvin (Silver - 1969)
Surnames: Ayers, Franc, Block, Schultz, Bloom, Johnson, Riplinger, Lyons, Lambert, Hanson, Dallman, Justman, Wisnosky
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 16 Oct 1969
Ayers, Mr./Mrs. Melvin (Silver (14 OCT 1969)
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ayers celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Saturday Evening, October 11, 1969, at the Unity Memorial Hall, with numerous friends and relatives attending the event.
Cards were played, Music was provided by Phil Franc and Jay Block for dancing. Other entertainment include a mock wedding, with Leo Bloom as the bride, Del Schultz as the groom, Walter Johnson as the minister, William "Bud" Schultz as the father of the bride, Leon Jost as maid of honor, and Alfred Johnson as best man. Lucille Lyons and Hazel Riplinger, attired as minstrels, provided music for the mock wedding.
Melvin Ayers and Helen Johnson were married October 14, 1944, at the Veefkind Lutheran Church parsonage, with the Rev. Lloyd Lambert officiating. Their attendants included Mrs. Owen Hanson, Marshfield, Mrs. Leo Bloom, Unity, Mrs. Corwin Dallman, Unity, Walter Johnson, Poynette, Donald Wisnosky, Spencer, and Roy Justman, now deceased.
The Ayers lived at Spencer and Unity prior to moving to Colby last September. Mrs. Ayers is owner of Helen's Style Shop in Colby and Mr. Ayers is affiliated with Central State Insurance. They have four sons, Warren, Wausau, Bob, Stevens Point, Douglas and Bradley, both at home.
For their anniversary celebration, Mrs. Ayers and all her original attendants wore corsages. The men of the wedding party wore boutonnieres. All were able to attend except Donald Wisnosky, Spencer, and Roy Justman, now deceased. The traditional wedding cake appropriately decorated, was the main centerpiece at the party. Refreshments and lunch were served.
Guests who attended were from Chicago, Milwaukee, Poynette, Tomahawk, Holcombe, Owen, Granton, Spencer, Marshfield, and the surrounding communities.
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