Jerry and Kay Mara of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Decatur. Friends and family are asked to not bring gifts.
Jerry Mara and the former Kay Prestage were married July 1, 1961, in Gainesville.
They have three children, Sheri Mara of Ashville, N.C., and Perry Mara and Julie Britt, both of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Matthew, David and Ty.
Jerry is a dairy farmer. He is a member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse and sat on the Texas Maine-Anjou Association board of directors.
Kay owned Cozy Corner Hallmark and managed Messenger Hallmark, in Decatur. She is a past president of the Decatur Woman’s Club and is current president of the district federation.
They are members of First Baptist Church in Decatur, where she is an organist.