Jim and Sarah (Greer) Clifton of the Cold Springs community in Surgoinsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 8, 2010.They were married in Gate City, Va., on Aug. 6, 1960.They are the parents of Calvin and wife Leslie of Kingsport, and Jerry and wife Pam of Surgoinsville. They are the proud grandparents of Megan and Peyton of Kingsport, and Connor and Dawson of Surgoinsville. Mr. Clifton retired from Holliston Mills and also owned and operated Clifton Tractor & Implement for many years. He enjoys tractors and farm equipment, farming, and raising beef cattle.Mrs. Clifton is a teacher aide at Surgoinsville Elementary School, and she enjoys sewing and making crafts and flower arrangements that she shares with many.They are active members of Cold Springs Baptist Church. They will celebrate their anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 8, 2010, at Holston Electric Cooperative, 219 S. Central Ave., Church Hill. The event is being hosted by their children and family. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.