Dale and Bonnie Sides of Brownwood celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Joe Allen's Restaurant. Party hosts were the couples three sons, Michael, Robert and Steve Sides. A family portrait was made in Abilene on Saturday, June 18, then the family celebrated. They all had cake and the couple was presented a scrapbook filled with special memories and pictures. Each family member wrote a special memory in the book. The couple celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Alaska last fall.

Bonnie is a retired elementary school teacher and Dale retired from school administration. They have three sons, Michael Sides and wife Leigh Ann of Runaway Bay, Texas, Robert Sides and wife Cheryl of Graham, Texas, and Steve Sides and wife Danette of Abilene, Texas. They also have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.