Ararat - Margaret and John Young celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month.
Margaret and John Young were married on March 14 1964 in Maryborough. They met when John came to board with Margaret's family in Maryborough.
They have lived in Ararat for 46 years and have four children, Jenny married to Paul O'Shea in Echuca, David married to Arlene in Perth and Paul and Rachel in Ararat.
They also have two grandchildren, Emily, 18 and Callum, eight.
Ararat Rural City Mayor Cr Paul Hooper presented the couple with a certificate recognising their golden wedding anniversary, Margaret's bridesmaid Diane Adams from Beechworth made a surprise visit to help celebrate the occasion and Margaret's sister, Nancye Turner made and decorated the cake.