---- — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Collins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2014. Ernie and Brenda (Piercy) Collins were married at the Free Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Marvin Chalfant officiating.
Their marriage has been blessed with family, son, Chris and wife Tricia of Bluford; son, Chad and wife Rhodie of Red Bud; and grandchildren Christian, Bret, Brenna and Jeremy Collins.
A reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Meadowbrook Christian Church. The only gift requested is your presence. For those who are unable to attend, congratulations may be sent to the couple at 11383 E. Harrison Rd., Mt. Vernon IL 62864.