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8/19/2014 10:02:00 AM
Family reunions

Fusinato family welcomes first twins
The 62nd annual Fusinato family reunion was Aug. 9 at Kirby Park, Spring Valley. An Italian family luncheon was served to 54 relatives.
Oldest in attendance was John Chambers, 89, and the youngest was Finnegan Evans, 7 months, son of Jeff and Ryan (Reese) Evans.
The group welcomed the Fusinato family’s first set of twins, Jake and Billy Perona, 15 months, sons of Steve and Valerie Perona of Hinsdale.
Traveling the farthest was Joe Fusinato from Lake Geneva, Wis.
Winners of the bocce ball tourney were Charlie Taber and Rick Fusinatto. Second place went to Tom Perona and Frank Frasco.
Next year’s reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 8 at Kirby Park.

Potluck planned for Holmstrom/Esterdahl
WENONA — The 110th Holmstrom/Esterdahl reunion will begin with a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 at Wenona City Park.
Members should bring dishes to pass, table service, games and pictures and stories to share. It is requested all family members be informed about the reunion.
Contact Jan Schuster with questions.

Raikes family to meet for 60th time
Descendants of James Monroe and Phoebe ( Bailey ) Raikes will celebrate and honor their 60th annual family reunion Sunday, Sept. 7.
A potluck family picnic will begin at noon at Starved Rock State Park boat landing shelter in Utica. Children’s and adult games will be provided.
Family members are reminded to bring old family photos and memorabilia to be recorded and displayed.
For further information, contact David Raikes at (815) 795-7989.

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