Allen and Carol Lachut of El Dorado, Ark., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2016, at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs National Park. They are the parents of Scott (Nancy) Lachut of Radcliff, Ky., and Valerie (Chip) Crawford of El Dorado, Ark. They also have five grandchildren: Christina (Lachut) Petroski of Lowell, Ark., David Lachut of Ellicott City, Md., Rachel Lachut of Radcliff, Ky., and Anna and Allen “A.J.” Craig of El Dorado, Ark. They also have one great-grandchild, Adam Michael Petroski of Lowell, Ark.

Lachut and the former Carol Johnson were married July 2, 1966, at the First Baptist Church in Cherry Creek, N.Y. The Rev. Raymond Jones performed the ceremony.

Lachut retired from Southern Arkansas University as a licensed mental health counselor. They both serve as the Union County multidisciplinary team coordinators for child abuse and family violence.