The immediate family of Beatrice Rutkoski and the late Jess L. Rutkoski, of Duryea, held a family reunion during the week of July 15 at the residence of Jerome L. Rutkoski, of Lake Sheridan.
In attendance were Diane M. Plisga, of Duryea and daughter Vanessa A. Plisga and A. Joseph Osticco, of Wilmington NC; Jesse L. Rutkoski and wife, Alicia, of Duryea and their daughters, Christina and husband Jay Rhodes and sons, Logan, 8, and Dylan, 5, of Deer Park, NY; Adrianna and husband Christopher Chenault and sons, Aidan, 7; Samuel, 4; and Cole, 1 of El Cerrito, CA; and Dr. Alissa A. Rutkoski and her fiancé Dr. Bernard Cannon, of San Diego CA; and James F. Kersey of Lake Sheridan.
The Chenaults celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on July 5. Jesse Rutkoski celebrated his birthday on July 7. A dinner reception was held on July 19 at Gin's Restaurant, Lake Sheridan in honor of the recent July 4 engagement of Dr. Rutkoski and Dr. Cannon. Also honored was Christopher Chenault, who recently received his Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administrative Credentials.
An outdoor birthday celebration was held in honor of Cole Chenault's first birthday on Friday, July 20. Guests attending were Christine and Rick Magus and son, Christian; and Cecelia and Michael Mecca and children, Michael Jr. and Isabella, of Moscow.
The children enjoyed games, swimming, the bouncer entertainment center, a boat ride and a surprise visit from Damien the Magician and Co., face painting, balloon art, tricks and a magic show.
The children attended Children's Day at the Pavilion on Saturday, July 21 where they enjoyed refreshments, games and entered the swim and kayak races.
Adrianna Chenault won a trophy for second place in the women's swim race.
Later, the children enjoyed kayaking and a cookout with their friends, Jordan, Miles and Logan Edwards, of Lake Sheridan.
The Lake Association held its annual regatta on Sunday, July 22 and the floats were enjoyed while the family had a lakefront barbeque.
Grandma Bea, age 102, thoroughly enjoyed her family and the festivities and is looking forward to the next visit.