Janice and Herb Mayette, of New Milford, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner party, hosted by their children, at Lucia Ristorante in town.

The celebration wrapped up their anniversary activities, which also included a family trip to Disney World for a week last year.

The couple met at Stamford High School and were married Sept. 26, 1964, at St. John Lutheran Church in Stamford.

She graduated from Stamford Hospital School of Nursing and retired from New Milford Hospital after 30 years. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he retired from AT&T after 30 years.

The couple raised their family in New Milford since 1967. They are active volunteers at New Milford United Methodist Church, New Milford Public Library and AARP.

Herb's favorite activities are managing his investments in the stock market and fixing things, while Janice's favorite activities are gardening, reading, games and jigsaw puzzles.

The couple has three children, Lori, of Bethel; Traci, of Southington; and Robert, of Danbury; and six grandchildren, Steffan, Ethan, Emma, Owen, Abigail and Hailey. Robert and his wife are expecting twin daughters in March.