To the Editor:

Thank you to our Vineyard friends for joining us in the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated on June 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven. Many of you attended both the reaffirmation of our vow ceremony and the reception that followed. This really made our day.

We did request no gifts, but we thank you for your many cards, good wishes, and for the lovely flowers. We are especially grateful to you for your donations to the First Baptist Church building fund, the NAACP Scholarship Fund, and other charitable donations in our honor. It was so nice too that many of our friends from all over the Island took the time to share this day with us. We are humbled by your generosity and thoughtfulness and we shall always remember this day.

Melvin D. and Neva D. Thornhill

Vineyard Haven