Herb and Gail Merlington, of Cedar Springs, will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They were married on March 30, 1963 in the Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. Their children are Robert L. Merlington, Todd & Laura Merlington and Michelle Merlington. They have 7 grandchildren, Justin, Jon, Cody, Frazier, Tyler, Alexis & Alyana. Herb & Gail believe the secret to their marriage is communication, love and understanding.