The 89th annual reunion of the Roush/Rausch family in America will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5 at Quincey, Illinois. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn at 4521 Oak Street, Quincey, Illinois.
The Roush family arrived in America in 1736. Eight sons fought in the American Revolution and then migrated to the Meigs/Gallia/Mason county area. A first cousin followed to Mason County, West Virginia, about 20 years later.
A banquet will be held on Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Savings Time). Special lower banquet costs for children 12 or younger are available. Children 3 and under are free. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
The entertainment for the evening will be Keith Ashley of Pomeroy, Ohio. He is a double descendant of the Roush family. He is an award-winning classical pianist and will be performing.
On Aug. 5, there will be an auction of items donated by those attending or sent by family members. Doors will open at 8 a.m. to allow bidders to inspect items. Proceeds go to the two annual Roush family scholarships.
A group picture will be taken at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon. For meal reservations contact Sheldon Roush, treasurer, 5420 Vinings Lake View S.W., Mableton, Ga. 30126, 678-398-7913. The deadline for meal reservation is July 28. No cancellations will be allowed after that date.
There is no cost to attend the reunion, only to take part in the meals. Ashley is a national historian and will be present to assist in obtaining information on the Roush lineage. There will be displays of pictures of past reunions. Also, the five bound volumes published on the family will be available for purchase.
The scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet, and an update on the progress of the next volume on the family will be given. If anyone has not submitted his Roush family updated information, in may still be accepted by sending it to Jerry Roush, 2853 Elm St., Quincey, Illinois 62301, 217-222-0093.
For questions call 740-992-7874.
Submitted by Keith Ashley.