Ernest L. and Elise E. Crews of Independence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, in the Commons Room at Life Connection Church, 3883 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, MO 64052.

They were married Aug. 4, 1967, in Independence, at the First Baptist Church, and have lived here all their married life.

Mr. Crews retired as a tax examiner from the Internal Revenue Service and co-owner of a carpet cleaning company in 1995. He is a member of NARFE Chapter 1164, where he serves as vice president.

Mrs. Crews is a homemaker and retired as co-owner of the carpet cleaning company.

They are members of TOPS MO-0100 and former members of the Silver Dollar Square Dance Club.