Allen and Shirley Blasdell of Jamestown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug.18, 2013, with a family picnic at their home. The celebration was hosted by their children and spouse: Jeff and Lynn Blasdell, Jamestown, Wendy and Richard Elderkin, Dublin, Calif., and Christine and Steven Anderson, Jamestown. They also have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Out of state guests attended from California.

Blasdell and the former Shirley A. Donner were married Sept. 6, 1953, in Frewsburg.

They own Blasdell Construction Inc.