Hank and Kathy (Scholten) Poortinga are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 10, 1969, in First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. She is retired as a watiress for 30 years, mostly with Hong Kong Garden. He had 40 years as a meat cutter, mostly in retail. They have two sons: Kevin and Marcy Poortinga of Everson and their sons Gavin and Tanner; and Kent and Katie Poortinga of Bellingham and their children Isla and Odin.