Chet and Ruth Ann Knight Martin of West Salem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their daughter's family, Jen and Dave Walton, who were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, along with their grandchildren, Tamar and Luke Walton, in Hawaii for two weeks visiting three islands.

Chet and Ruth Ann were married on Dec. 3, 1967 at Congress Community Church. Chet left shortly after the wedding for Vietnam, but they were able to meet in Hawaii for his R&R halfway through his tour of duty. They lived in Winchester, Va., for 34 years before returning to Wayne County in 2004. Chet graduated from Kent State University, retired from Memorex in Virginia and currently drives for Wooster Community Hospital part time. Ruth Ann graduated from Ashland University, retired as an elementary principal and is dean of students at Northwestern Elementary School.