David and Donna Nichols of Gerry, and formerly of Centralia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation at Chautauqua Institution. They are the parents of Holly Nichols of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Jill Ellis of Charlotte, N.C., Jennifer Nichols of Alexandria, Va., Martin (Stacy) Nichols of Ithaca, N.Y., and Tonja (Damian) Dodd of Chicago, Ill. They also have six grandchildren: Adam, Daniel and David Ellis, Sophia and Ana Nichols and Emerson Dodd.

They were married on June 22, 1963, in Gerry United Methodist Church. The Rev. Edwin Armitage performed the ceremony.

Nichols is a retired dairy farming. Mrs. Nichols is retired from Cassadaga Valley Central School where she had been employed as a teacher.