David and Connie Allen of Columbus will celebrate their 40th anniversary on August 30.

David Allen of Columbus, and Connie Spendal, of West Mineral, were married on August 30, 1969 at Timmons Chapel in Pittsburg. They remained in the Columbus area during their marriage and raised their children.

The couple’s children, Mandee Schmelzer, and her husband Eric, of Columbus and Jay Allen, of Walton, along with their grandchildren, Lauren and Lindi Jo Schmelzer, will host a come and go reception on Sunday, August 30, at the Columbus Community Building, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All family and friends are invited to celebrate with the couple.