Merle and Peggy Swank of Circleville will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Aug. 31 at Crosswords Church from 2 to 5 p.m.

Merle has been in real estate for 60 years. Peggy was in the antiques and interior design business for 32 years. For many years Peggy was a substitute teacher for Circleville and Pickaway County schools. Merle and Peggy were involved with missionary work for seven years to Africa, New Guinea, Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica and Indian reservation. They are the parents of Roxanne Carter, Shelly Peters and the late Stephen Swank. They have three granddaughter and three great-granddaughters.

Your presence is a treasured gift and the couple expect no other.