Dec. 28, 2013 at 6:28 a.m.
Louis and Evelyn Zapalac celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 23. The couple was married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yoakum with a double-ring ceremony and Mass.
Louis is retired from Alcoa and Evelyn spent her entire career working as a healthcare provider for the nursing home in Port Lavaca and Gulf Bend Center.
A surprise celebration was held at Cathy's Restaurant in Port O'Connor hosted by the couple's four children, Katheryn Sanchez, of Lockhart, Kenneth Zapalac, of Port Lavaca, James Zapalac, of Schulenburg, and Cheryl De La Rosa, of Port Lavaca.
The couple also has six grandchildren: Aaron and Megan Zapalac, of Schulenburg, Larissa and Brianna De La Rosa, of Port Lavaca, Josh Stoner, of Victoria, and Heather Beyer, of South Carolina.