Allen and Shirley Sparks Carter recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married June 28, 1953, in Elkin, by the Rev. David W. Day.

The Carters are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Elkin.  They have one son, Randy Carter; five grandchildren, Angela, Laura, Molly, Caitlyn and Cole Carter; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Carter retired from the North Carolina Probation/Parole Department. Mrs. Carter retired from Lowe’s Companies, after 32 years of employment.

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