John and Judy Haverkamp, formerly of Goldsboro, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 3.

The couple met on a blind bridge date, and have been each other’s partners ever since — culminating in both currently being bronze life masters.

They were married at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C.

They have been celebrating their anniversary year meeting with old friends and family throughout the United States, and will culminate the year with a cruise to Scandinavia and Russia.

Dr. and Mrs. Haverkamp have three children and six grandchildren.

Following their retirement, the Haverkamps became snowbirds, splitting their time between Hampstead, N.C., and Boyton Beach, Fla.