Floyd and Janice Oakes of Ellington, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 14, 2012, at the Ellington Fire Hall. The celebration was hosted by their children Tim and Bonnie Oakes, Rebecca Oakes, Dan Oakes, Coney and Gina Brown and John and Angela Oakes. They also have 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Oakes and the former Janice Jones were married July 10, 1962, in Little Valley, N.Y. The Rev. Harry Ericksen of Open Bible Church, Olean, N.Y., performed the ceremony.

Oakes is retired from Jamestown Metal Products. Mrs. Oakes is retired from the Frewsburg Rest Home.