Family hosted a cookout at the Franklin home of James and Penny Burgess for their 55th wedding anniversary.
The Burgesses were married Aug. 24, 1955, in Hertford County, N.C.
James Burgess is retired from the Virginia State Highway Department.
His wife was a homemaker.
The Burgesses are members of Sycamore Baptist Church.
They are the parents of Darlene Ingle and Timmy Burgess, both of Franklin. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren complete the family.