McHENRY – Art and Jean Eskridge of McHenry

McHENRY – Art and Jean Eskridge of McHenry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29 with a family dinner. The event was hosted by their children.

Kathryn Jean Berger and Arthur Dean Eskridge were married Sept. 30, 1962, at Poplar Grove Church in Argos, Ind. They first lived in Melrose Park after they were married.

He was a dock worker at Preston Trucking Co. until he retired May 1, 1996. He is a car enthusiast who enjoys attending cruise nights and car shows.

She was a secretary in the sales department for Deluxe Check Printers in Bensenville. She retired April 1, 1999. She enjoys crafting and gardening.

They have two sons, Derek (Dawn) Eskridge of Lake in the Hills and Darren (Donna) Eskridge of McHenry.

They also have six grandchildren.