Potters celebrate 50 years


Danny Potter, a 1970 graduate of Galion High School, and his wife, Cindy, a 1971 graduate of Capac High School in Capac, Michigan, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party held at Cindy’s cousin Duane Jurn’s home in Yale, Michigan, where they have lived the past 44 years.

Dan and Cindy were married on May 26, 1973 in the Cole United Methodist Church in Yale, Michigan. The over 100-year-old church is no longer there due to a fire caused by lightening in 1983. They were the first to hold their reception in the new American Legion Hall just north of the 69 expressway in Capac, which is also not there because of a fire that happened in the kitchen in the mid 1990s.

Dan and Cindy went to the Netherlands for their honeymoon to visit the family that Cindy lived with for a summer during her junior year when she was an exchange student. Their first home was in Crestline, Ohio, for six years, where their daughter, Cadi, was born. After that they moved back to Cindy’s old neighborhood where they added to their family: Beth who now lives in Montana, and Dana, who lives in Georgia.

Friends and family came from Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, and all parts of Michigan, including Drummond Island. Over 100 attended the gathering and enjoyed the gallery of pictures Cindy had on display from the wedding and the past 50 years. A map was also on display showing all the miles they have traveled together across the USA, Hawaii, Alaska, Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Also, if you wanted to get a picture with them but couldn’t get them together, Dan and Cindy had a life-size cutout of themselves for your convenience. And many hats donated by Cindy’s mother, Kate Jurn, to wear to liven the party. The party started at 4 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, dinner at 6 p.m., then dancing started at 7:30 p.m. with Jay Marginet the DJ and lasted until midnight.

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