Bernard and Diana Kessman of Sherman and Stuart, Fla., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple married Nov. 15, 1959, at the home of the bride's parents, Royce R. and Evelyn M. Hall.

The Kessmans' children, Todd and Cathlee Kessman, Michael and Susan Kessman, Sandi Kessman and Scott and Denise Kessman celebrated their parents' anniversary by hosting a party at Jim Barbarie's Restaurant in Danbury for extended family and friends.

The Kessmans also celebrated their milestone during a recent family vacation with their children and grandchildren, Gregory, Kathryn, Cassandra, Dillion, Lindsay and Justin and Mrs. Kessman's mother, Evelyn, and sister, Deborah Hall Onorato.

The Kessmans worked together to build upong the family's sweet corn business, Kessman Brothers Farm in Patterson, N.Y.

The farm was started by Mr. Kessman's parents, Milton and Beatrice Kessman, and was one of the largest in the Northeast.

The Kessmans worked side by side with their children until their retirement in 2002.