Leon and Jerrie Robinson celebrate 50th anniversary

Staff reports

Leon and Jerrie Robinson of Venice, Fla. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12 at a surprise dinner party hosted by 13 of their close friends from the area.

The dinner party was held at Mattison’s Forty-One in Sarasota. Leon and Jerrie were married on Feb. 12, 1960 at the Aledo Presbyterian Church in Aledo and continued to live in Illinois for 40 years.

Leon was in the banking business in Alpha, and Jerrie was a legal secretary and later was an interior decorator. After their retirement 10 years ago they moved to Venice. They spend their summers in Bettendorf, Iowa. They are proud parents of two sons, Bruce and Bret, and four grandchildren, all of whom reside in Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa.

Leon and Jerrie are planning to continue their anniversary celebration in June of this year by spending a week with their immediate family on The Isle of Palms in Charleston, S.C.