Jim and Karen Hastings will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 5th at their Oak Island home with their children and grandchildren.
The couple met in Boone while attending Appalachian Teachers College. They were married at the downtown location of Boone United Methodist Church in 1963 and, loving the mountains and small town feel, made Boone, NC their home. In addition to Boone they lived briefly in Raleigh, NC and currently spend several months each year in Sarasota, FL.
The couple has two children: Michaele Hastings Haas and husband, Bryan, of Boone, and Cory Hastings and wife, Lesley, also of Boone. They also have 8 grandchildren: Connor, Cam, Cole, Kursten, Carri, Cailey, Alec, and Aiden.
A trip to Italy is being planned for next summer to celebrate many milestones, including this Golden Anniversary.