Ann and Richard Scharfenberg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, with a family dinner, trip to New Orleans then a cruise to Australia and New Zealand. The couple was married Aug. 24, 1963 at the First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock

She is the former Ann Stricklin and the keyboardist for Central Baptist Church. He is a retired district manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone.

They are the parents of Kevin Scharfenberg of Washington, D.C., and Karin McFall of Sherwood. The couple have 2 grandchildren; Mallory and Meleah McFall of Sherwood.