Al and Polly Edwards of Medford will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, June 28, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Anna Maria Creekside.

Al and Polly Edwards of Medford will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, June 28, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Anna Maria Creekside.

Their four children will host the event and expect approximately 100 guests to attend, including four of their five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Albert G. Edwards III married Polly D. McKinley on June 29, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo.

Al was a student at Yale University when he met Polly, a student at Mount Holyoke College. She was engaged to a friend of his at the time. They discovered they were both from St. Louis so carpooled home for vacation. That was the end of Polly's engagement to Al's "former" friend!

Al majored in electrical engineering for two years, then switched to philosophy and went into the ministry. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He served four churches, two in New Jersey, one in Portland, and one in Billings, Mont., for a total of 40 years before retiring.

He also continued his love of electronics and has been active in ham radio clubs and loves to tinker with gadgets and computers.

Polly raised their four children while actively participating in and leading many church ministries, choirs, Bible studies, some part-time work, and offering much hospitality.

She is a talented quilter, seamstress, knitter and cook, and loves to walk, read, travel and be active with her children and friends.

Al and Polly moved to Medford in 1993, a year after Al's retirement, to be near children and grandchildren.

They have four children, Lucy Milojevich of Medford, Cathy Percich of Portland, Peggy Hubley of Billings, Mont., and Tad Edwards of Medford. They also have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.