Tom and Donna Bommer, right, celebrated 50 years of marriage when they last Monday purchased an anniversary band from Ronnie Dennis of Hollifield Jewelers in Sylva. Dennis sold the couple their wedding bands in November, 1969. The couple met as students at Western Carolina University, graduated in 1972, and have lived in Sylva for most of the years since. They raised their twin daughters, Annie and Daisy, in the county. The couple was married on Thanksgiving Day, 1969.