Kenneth and Beulah Shanks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 4, 2010 at the Public Price Community Center, Rogersville.The event is being hosted by their family.Ken and Beulah were married on Dec. 2, 1960 in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Robert Shanks and wife Ester of Surgoinsville, Roger Shanks of Rogersville, and the late Richard Shanks. They are the grandparents of Kimberly Shanks, Genna Shanks, Brenda Swinson and husband Josh, Leslie Shanks, Austin Shanks, and Drew Shanks and wife Makala. They are the step-grandparents of Nicole Copeland. They have five great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter.They are members of Looney's Chapel Baptist Church, Surgoinsville, where Ken serves as a deacon.Ken retired from Brooks Excavating, Kingsport. Beulah retired from Goody's, Rogersville. The couple resides on Stanley Valley Road, Surgoinsville, where they now enjoy retired life.No one could ask for better role models to have in life than Ken and Beulah. As parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, they have always been loving and supportive.Through their 50 years together, they have shared a lot of wonderful life experiences. Along the way, they have had their share of heartaches as well. Through it all, they have relied on their faith in God to carry them through. We, the family, believe that this is the best "life value" that they could have ever instilled in us.This reception is being held to celebrate Ken and Beulah's 50 years together as husband and wife. Even more so, it is a way for the family to say thank you for all the unconditional love, guidance and support they have given to each one of us over the years.The family would like to invite everyone to join us in celebrating this blessed and joyous occasion. The enjoyment of your company is the only gift requested.For more information, please call Ester or Kimberly at 345-4210.