Jack and Ella Anderson, rural McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at North Lawrence Christian Church, 647 Elm St. Friends and family are invited. Jack Anderson and Ella Smith were married Sept. 2, 1956, in Lawrence. Jack and Ella are Liberty Memorial High School graduates. Until retirement, Jack worked as a carpenter for Local 2279 and 1445. Ella was a secretary at Kansas University and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Hosts of the reception will be their children Marcie Anderson-Cox, Westminster, Colo., and Clay Anderson, Maui, Hawaii. They have two grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.