Thomas and Michelle Bates celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22, 2011.
The couple was married at the Albright United Methodist Church in Loganton in 1986. The bride's father, Rev. Kenneth Miller, officiated the ceremony. The bride's cousin, Christine Dell, was the Maid of Honor and the groom's brother, Kevin Bates, was the Best Man.
They have been blessed to be the parents of three children: Tyler and Bethany, who live in Lock Haven, and Jeremy, who is stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.