Hank and Kathy Poortinga

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.