Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kanous of Niagara Falls celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party with family and friends at Como Restaurant, Niagara Falls. Mr. Kanous and the former Gloria Grochala were married Oct. 2, 1965, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Niagara Falls. He is a retired chemist at TAM Ceramics in Niagara Falls. She is a retired senior school monitor at Geraldine J. Mann Elementary School, Niagara Falls. They have two children, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.