Mr. and Mrs. Carl “Gene” Hayes are celebrating their 50th anniversary and are planning a western Caribbean cruise soon.
Mr. Hayes and his wife, the former Sharon Richardson, were married Dec. 8, 1962 in Bloomington.
He retired from the state of Indiana after 33 years of service.
She was a cosmetologist and worked at the Indiana Convention Center and Hoosier Dome in security.
The couple has three sons, David (Sue), Keith (Laura) and Brad (Francie) Hayes, and seven grandchildren.