Originally published September 17, 2017 at 06:00a.m.

Updated September 20, 2017 at 09:27a.m.

David M. Rote and Gloria Merritt Rote of Prescott Valley recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a “high tea” at the Kensington in Prescott and joined friends for dinner and anniversary cake, and a rousing round of Bunco! The couple were married at the Kenmore Methodist Church in Kenmore, New York, on Sept. 16, 1967, with a rainbow wedding. They retired to Prescott Valley in 2004 from Buffalo, New York. (Courtesy photo)