Mr. and Mrs. Stanley "Tom" Palka celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows in Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church, North Tonawanda followed by a family gathering at their home in North Tonawanda.
Palka and Irene Bajak were married Jan. 4, 1949, in St. Florian's Catholic Church, Buffalo.
He is owner/operator of Palka's Town Lanes, North Tonawanda; she is a retired hairstylist for E.W. Edwards & Sons.
The couple has six children and nine grandchildren.