Becky Herman and John Porco would like to cordially invite all of their friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home, 555 Loma Vista Court in Loma Linda, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4-8 p.m. A Pennsylvania Dutch buffet will be served, reflecting their roots in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Becky and John were married on Aug. 8, 1964, at Advent Lutheran Church in York, Pa. Becky taught high school in Chichester, Pa., while John completed his civil engineering studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia. John then began a 32-year career with the federal government, which took them to Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, California, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and Arizona. Becky worked for 20 years at the Howard County Library in Columbia, Md. After retiring from the government, John joined the private sector. They moved to Pagosa Springs in November 2000.
They have two children, Anthony and Matthew Porco, and one grandchild, Eric John Porco, all of whom live in the D.C. area.
The couple requests no gifts, please. An RSVP by phone, 264-2171, would be appreciated by Aug. 4 to ensure that enough food is prepared.