Merlin and Jean Gandrud, Mt. Pleasant, Wis., formerly of Tagus, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family brunch Sept. 2, at the Summit Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. The event was hosted by their children, Lori Rennock, Caledonia, Wis., and Michael, Shorewood, Wis. Earlier this year the Gandruds celebrated by cruising New Zealand, Australia, several South Pacific islands, Hawaii and Alaska. They also enjoyed a driving trip to Washington state and back visiting with relatives and friends along the way. They plan a "second honeymoon" to the Black Hills to revisit where they originally honeymooned.