Rochester 150

ROCHESTER SESQUICENTENNIAL

CELEBRATION WEEKEND

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY PARK AND HISTORICAL PARK 

 

Friday, September 13

Tot Rods:  5:00PM   

Encampment

Dance Revue

Carnival:  5-9 PM

Food Concessions:

 

Saturday, September 14

Encampment

7:00 am – 9:00 am Free Pancake Breakfast—Rochester Christian Church

7:30 am—Walk/Run, “Race to the Party” (rain or shine)

8:00 am—Farmer’s Market

9:00 am—Fishing Derby—Harry Hendrickson

10:00 am—Opening Ceremony—Stone House; (rain plan—under tent)

Flag Raising—BSA, VFW, 114th Regiment (gun salute), Re-enactors, 

Dignitaries—State, County, Township, Village, RSC Board

Reading of Proclamations

Time Capsule—Adam Gribbins

Recognition—Oldest persons, youngest

Announcements of Winners—Scarecrow contest, Walk/Run

Citizen of the Year—40th Anniversary

Masonic Lodge—150th Anniversary

 

11:00 am—Car Expo—Elementary School Parking Lot

 

12:00 pm—Miss Rochester Pageant

 

Vendors and Artisans in Park and Stone House Area:

Encampment, 114th Regiment; Rescue and Fire Squads, VFW, Class of ‘59 and ’69, Sesquicentennial Booth, Time Capsule Booth, Hope Therapeutic Riding Center, 

Deb’s Nantuckets & more; Textiles, Kathy Roe; Forge, Kelly Firebaugh; Loess Rock Club; Flint-knapper, Danny Morres; Paul Carlson

 

Savor the Flavor:

Food:

Boy Scouts; Churches; Shick-Shack; Coffee Vendor; Concession Stand

1:00-4:00 pm—Carnival 

1:00-3:00 pm—Musical Entertainment—Stone House

5:00-9:00 pm—Carnival

 

6:00 pm—Dessert Reception and Student Entertainment—Fine Arts Auditorium

Followed by

7:00pm— Sesquicentennial Gala—DUAL PIANOS—Mark Gifford, Damien Kaplan

 

7:30 pm—Unchained—Rochester Park

9:00 pm—Fireworks

 

Sunday, September 15

1:00 pm​​ Birthday Party       

1:00-5:00 pm Carnival

 

Musical Entertainment

 

3:00 pm​ Monarch Butterfly Release

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial

DAVE RAMSEY McCOY IMPERS

        150 Years of Rochester

      1869-2019

Rochester is ready to celebrate its 150th birthday throughout 2019. Each month has a focus on a specific event. Please check out our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

An overview of these activities is listed below:


April

 

May

  • Unveiling of Vintage Poster
  • “The 3 R’s”Monday, May 13, 7 PM at the Rochester United Methodist Church
    • Resolutions
    • Reconstruction
    • Renewal

June

  • 2nd Historical Home Tour in Downtown Rochester  (See Events Page for more details)

July

Major Sponsor: Sloan Implement Company

August

  • August 30th – Presentation of large flag at home football game

September     

Sign up for run/walk HERE

13th – 14th – 15th – Sesquicentennial Weekend Celebration

There are several events that have been scheduled for the Sesquicentennial Weekend Celebration! Some of these include:

  • Encampment
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 5k/10k Walk / Run
  • Opening Ceremonies and Festivities in the Park in the Stone House
  • Carnival
  • Miss Rochester Pageant
  • Fireworks

Events are still being scheduled and arranged. Keep checking back to keep up to date on all the events that will be going on throughout the weekend!

 

Have something you would like to see at the Sesquicentennial Celebration?

Tell us about it! Click the link HERE.

**All events and activities are subject to change. For current information, you may contact Carolyn Moore (carmor1@comcast.net) or Ruth Ann Theis (ratheis@aol.com)**


We have started our focus on fund-raising with a “150 for $150” campaign which targets 150 donors who will contribute $150.

If you would like to be a part of this project, please feel free to contribute any amount you wish as all donations are very much appreciated.

Please go to the Fund-raising portion of the website for the Donor Card information.


Carolyn:   (carmor1@comcast.net) or at 498-7891
Ruth Ann: (ratheis@aol.com) or at 498-9804


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Used with permission from the Rochester Times

McDaniel, Toby.  “Rochester Sesquicentennial.” Rochester Times