Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Helmicki Sr. of Amherst recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise gathering of family and friends in their daughter's home. Helmicki and Arline A. Markwardt were married Sept. 4, 1954, in St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired group leader of the automatic drill department for Eastman Machines, Buffalo. The couple has three children and five grandchildren.