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Bob and Mary Snyder

Bob and Mary Snyder

Bob and Mary Snyder of Central Point will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at their business, Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. About 100 friends and family members are expected to attend.

Bob Snyder married Mary Cowden June 21, 1965, in Bend. They have one daughter, Rebecca Snyder Aalto, of Albuquerque, N.M.

They taught at Oregon State University, University of Alaska, Cal Poly State University, and Cuesta College before they returned to Oregon in 1978. Bob planted Bob's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm, and Mary worked as the fine arts coordinator for District 6, taught at Southern Oregon University, and in 1982 founded Medford Civic Ballet, Dance Arts Academy and Dance Arts Center. They enjoy doing what they love in Southern Oregon.

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