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Bert and Charlotte Carpender gather with relatives and friends in the PineCrest Retirement Community auditorium Saturday to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.

Loved ones of Bert and Charlotte Carpender gathered in the PineCrest Retirement Community auditorium Saturday to celebrate the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary.

The couple had their first date in 1944 when Charlotte asked Bert to a church scavenger hunt. From there, the two went to a Sadie Hawkins dance together, and Bert soon became a frequent customer to the movie theater at which Charlotte worked.

Kayley Fraze's email address is kayley.fraze@lufkindailynews.com.

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