The family of Von and Donna (Douglass) Simmonds is hosting an open house in honor of the couple's 50th anniversary May 7, 2005, 2 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall in McCook. The couple married on May 8, 1955, in Kensington, Kan. They are former residents of McCook.Their children are Javonna and Jim Monzon of California, Ron and Kelly Simmonds of Iowa, Rod and Brenda Simmonds of Kansas, Lonnie and Angie Simmonds of Wyoming and Mike and Tonda Simmonds of McCook. They have 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach the couple at 550 D Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.