Richard and Martha Strecker of Dodge City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception beginning at 2 p.m. May 27, 2012, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dodge City. The couple requests no gifts.

Hosts for the occasion will be their children and families: Dave and Roni Strecker of Minneola; Shannon and Jan Stauth of Hays; Steve and Janna Strecker of Garden City; and Scot and Karen Moeder of Great Bend.

Richard Strecker and Martha Ackerman were married May 26, 1962, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Windthorst.

They have 11 grandchildren.