BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dawson are celebrating 25 years of marriage. A family gathering is planned for a later date.
Dawson and the former Marjorie Schick Winegardner were married Sept. 1, 1995, at Lafayette Congregational Christian Church by Pastor Bob Brown.
They are the parents of seven children, Susan Mason, Duncan (Sally) Sanders, Burdette (Sherry) Winegardner, Brooks (Lisa) Winegardner, Brad Winegardner, Jessy (Beth) Adame and Andy (Brenda) Caprella. A son, Seth McClintock, is deceased. They have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dawson worked at United Telephone Company, and his wife worked at Lugibihl’s Spray Service.