Lewis and Karen (Lyell) Johnson of Cuyahoga Falls will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 24. Their children are Michael Johnson ((husband John Baumgardner) of Akron; Natalie Bierer (husband Craig Bierer) of Hamilton; and Lisa Sondles of Cuyahoga Falls.

They have five grandchildren.

They met each other more than 50 years ago as students attending Cuyahoga Falls High School.

"You are the best parents any child could ever have asked for," stated their children. "Your kids remember long summers spent swimming at Munroe Falls, camping at Tampsin Park, family meals around the kitchen table, and a home filled with warmth and love. We love you so much and are so happy for you as you celebrate this wonderful milestone in your marriage. Here is to many more wonderful years together."