Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Basom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 2. They were married March 2, 1963 at the New Freedom Church of the Brethren in Shrewsbury Township, York County, by Samuel K. Sweitzer, Minister.
Barry is retired from a career as an English teacher in the Mechanicsburg School District, and Barbara (Brown) Basom is a homemaker, and spent years as a volunteer at Mechanicsburg’s Broad Street Elementary School.
The Basoms have 13 children: Brett (Huntingdon), Brent (Dillsburg), Brian (Mechanicsburg), Brant (Carlisle), Barry II (Mechanicsburg), Beth Baker (Mechanicsburg), Belinda Conrad (Mechanicsburg), Blake (Mechanicsburg), Benjamin (Carlisle), Blaine (Alexandria, Va.), Blair (Seattle, Wash.), Bryce (Pittsburgh), and Brandon (Dillsburg). They have 15 grandchildren (so far).
The children honored their parents with a celebration at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg on March 2.