40th anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Pepelis

Jill and Gary Pepelis

Jill and Gary Pepelis of Weare are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

High school sweethearts, they were married in Nashua on May 13, 1978.

They have lived in Weare for more than 30 years. It's where they raised their three children, Ashley, Austin and Abby, and are now enjoying their new grandson.

To celebrate the anniversary, their children threw them a surprise party with family and friends at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem.