Leonard L. and Suzanne (Glover) Crawford of Broadalbin and Sneads, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 30, with a surprise party at Eagle Mills, Broadalbin. The party was given by their five children, Leonard Crawford Jr. of Dolgeville, Connie Erickson of Cotton Town, Tenn., Arienne Jones of Hendersonville, Tenn., Lisa Nelson of Sneads, Fla. and Sgt Lindsey Crawford of Mursreesboro, Tenn.
There were 85 classmates and friends who came from Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts. Others came from various areas of New York state. A large wedding cake and money tree were among the gifts they received.
The couple renewed their wedding vows with Keith Bartholoma of Broadalbin, their nephew, officiated. All but one of the original wedding party attended. The Maid of honor was Judi (Glover) Morgan of Delhi. The bridal attendants were Maxine (Crawford) Bartholoma of Broadalbin; Carol (Crawford) Rao of Waltham, Mass.; Claudia (Crawford) Garrison of Ballston Spa. The best man was Donald Crawford of Clifton Park and the usher was Richard Bartholoma of Broadalbin. Another usher, Vincent Reichel of Amsterdam was unable to attend the anniversary celebration.
Suzanne and Leonard Crawford are shown Aug. 30.
The couple married Sept. 28, 1958 at the Broadalbin Methodist Church. The Rev. Samuel Evans officiated. The brides parents, Charles and Jacqueline Glover were married Sept. 28, 1935 in Rochester, Monroe County. Their daughter, Arienne Crawford and Greg Jones were married Sept. 28, 1985 in Naples, Fla.
They have 17 grandchildren and are expecting their second great-grandson this month.
Suzanne Crawford was a teaching assistant at Seacrest Country Day School in Florida.
Leonard Crawford was an electronic technician in Amsterdam and a traffic light computer technician in Naples.
The couple founded the Adirondack Arts and Crafts Guild. They spend seven months in Broadalbin and five months in Sneads and enjoy visits in Tennessee along the way.