Delbert F. Pierce and Thelma J. Thompson Pierce of Ashland, Ky., are celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married Feb. 17, 1956, at Holy Family Church in Ashland.
They have eight children: five sons, Frank, Mike, David, Brian and Scott, and three daughters, Theresa Finfrock, Stephanie Gaskins and Betty Anne Mayo. They also have 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, with another to be born.
All of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would like to express much love and appreciation for being wonderful parents, mentors and role models.