Joneses celebrate 60th

Antoinette and LaVerne Jones Sr. of Fonda recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a chicken barbecue at the home of their son, Laverne Jones Jr. of Fonda.

The event was hosted by their children, Laverne Jr., Ben, and Jill Jones and Patti and husband George Hladik. The celebration was attended by nearly 100 family and friends. The couple received many gifts,

The couple renewed their wedding vows with a ceremony performed by Fonda Mayor Bill Peeler. Antoinette Jones dedicated a poem to LaVerne Jones Sr.

The decorations were done by Patti Hladik and Jill Jones, and others helped.

The 120 chickens were cooked by LaVerne Jr., Ben, Ron and Jeremiah Hinkle.

The six cakes were baked by Jill Jones, decorated in John Deere green and yellow.

Antoinette and John LaVerne are both retired but keep up with what’s happening on the family farm, and with friends, dogs, Riley and Buddy and granddog, Abby.