NINETY SIX — Ron and Frances Pratt are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception for family and friends February 16, 2014, at the Ninety Six Depot from 1-4 p.m., hosted by their children. They were married February 11, 1964, at Our Lady of Assumption in Charlotte, NC. 
They met at a dance in Rockville, MD, where Ron was stationed with the Army and Frances was attending nurses’ training. Their married life began in St. Louis, MO, but they soon settled in Ninety Six, SC, where they have enjoyed many friends and family life. 
Ron is retired from Solutia and Frances is retired from Self Regional Healthcare. They are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. 
The couple have 4 sons, Chris, residing in Germantown, MD, with wife Tracie; Andy residing in Buford, GA, with wife Mandy; Jon residing in Hodges, SC, and Ronnie residing in Ninety Six, SC, with wife Adriene. Ron and Frances have 5 grandchildren: Jake, Ashlynn, David, Thomas and Elena. 
The couple are happily starting their next 50 years and wish to have friends drop in to their reception to celebrate this special occasion.