Tom and Cindy Kalhoun of Grants Pass celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10 with a dinner party on the Rogue River for family hosted by their daughters.

Tom Kalhoun married Cindy Schmitt June 10, 1964, in Chicago. They have two daughters, Jenny and Steve Mangold of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Susan and Bob Holt of Medford.

Tom met Cindy when she waitressed for him at his blues bar in Chicago. After marrying and having their two daughters, they moved to a cabin on 40 acres in Northern California. In 1973, they moved to the Rogue Valley and resided in the Applegate.

Both Tom and Cindy were 4-H leaders, involved in the Lions and followed their kids with all their sports and activities. Tom painted and remodeled houses, and Cindy is an artist. Cindy manages Gallery One in Grants Pass, and Tom restores old tractors and stays busy maintaining their little farm.

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