Rochester 150

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:


March

  • Creative Writing Project: “What will Rochester be like in 50 years?”

April

  • Quilt Show & Tea
    Reservation only, April 13, 2019 – Rochester United Methodist Church
    We are looking for QUILTS to feature in the show.  They must pre-date 1950.
  • Arbor Day tree plantings

May

  • Unveiling of Vintage Poster

June

  • 2nd Historical Home Tour in Downtown Rochester

July

  • Prairie & Farm Fields
  • July 13th    – focus on local agriculture:
  • John Deere portrayal by Brian Ellis
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Events for children
  • Surveying Program – Bob Church
  • James McCoy Portrayal by David Ramsey

August

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

September     

  • Tombstone Walk – Rochester Township Cemetery
  • Dedication of James McCoy family cemetery plaque
  •  Sesquicentennial Run/Walk
    September 14, 2019
    Combination 5K/10K

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

  • Tell us what you would like to see for your Sesquicentennial Celebration 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