Open house will honor Bernards A public open house will be held to honor Jerry and Helen Bernard of 606 East Lewis, Vermillion, for their 50th wedding anniversary.
The event will be on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagle's Club in Vermillion.
Gerald Charles Bernard and Helen Agnes Christopher were married on Dec. 27, 1950 at St. Columba Catholic Church in Mayfield.
The open house is given by the nine Bernard children and their families: Chris Bernard, Jefferson; Jim Bernard, Sioux Falls; Ann Ryan, Des Moines, IA; Terry Bernard, Vermillion; Deb Bernard, Sioux Falls; Rick Bernard, Yankton; Karen Heege, Sioux Falls; Mary Woods, Lincoln, NE; and David Bernard, Winona, MN.
Jerry and Helen Bernard have 15 grandchildren.