Our Milestone: 35 Years Together

2018-07-14T13:01:47+00:00By |

We celebrated a milestone in the Van Auken family: our 35th wedding anniversary.

I made a short video for my sweetheart that summarized some of the adventures we’ve had this past year, and I’m looking forward to many more.

Van Aukens observe 35th anniversary

Robin and Lance Van Auken

Robin and Lance Van Auken

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Van Auken, South Williamsport, observed their 35th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2016.

They were married in Seminole, Fla.

Mrs. Van Auken, the former Robin Butler, is a native of San Diego. She is the daughter of the late Jean Butler, St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated from Henrico High School, Henrico, Va., in 1976 and the University of South Florida in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree and in 2002 with a master’s degree, both in anthropology. She is a public archaeologist with Hands on Heritage, and an instructor at Lycoming College.

Mr. Van Auken, a native of Seminole, Fla., is the son of the late Ruth Van Auken Baes, Seminole, Fla., and the late Robert D. Van Auken. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1978. He is vice president at Little League International and executive director of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. He served in the Army Reserves and was a volunteer umpire and baseball consultant for 40 years.

They are the parents of a son, Lance W. Van Auken II, and a daughter, Sarah L. Vandenberg, both of Washington, D.C.

In honor of their anniversary, a celebration with their family was held at Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C.

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About the Author:

I’m Robin Van Auken, an author, researcher and educator specializing in communications, the publishing industry, as well as cultural heritage projects. I teach at Lycoming College, and when I'm not teaching, I write. I've authored more than a dozen books, ranging from nonfiction history to fictional novels. I'm also a public archaeologist. Learn more about my books projects on the web at: www.RobinVanAuken.com.