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Price: $25.00 

Complied by the Rochester Women’s Club, it is a 2 volume set containing 900 recipes, plus Rochester food lore and historical information. All proceeds will fund Sesquicentennial events in 2018-2019.

To order: Please call Raetta Laningham 217-415-0785 or email:

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Price: $15.00 

The official 2018 Rochester Sesquicentennial Calendar is ready for distribution for a donation of $15.00.
The full-color calendar features pictures and history of Rochester residents, sites, churches and state-winning sports teams. The donation will be used for our community’s upcoming 150th celebration in September 2019.
Various businesses and all churches will also offer the calendars.

For more information, please text Nancy Miller at 217-899-7490

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Commemorative Coin

Price: $15.00 

The official 2018 Rochester Sesquicentennial and Illinois Bicentennial Commemorative Coin is ready for distribution for a donation of $15.00. The 2018 commemorative coin crafted in silver and royal blue, highlighting the Stone House and the Bicentennial of Illinois Statehood.

For more information, please contact David Jostes at 217-306-6554 or

Do you have a cool idea for a new image for the 2019 commemorative coin? Enter the contest to design the new coin for 2019! The contest is open to any Rochester student or any alumni of Rochester School District. Contact David Jostes at 217-306-6554 or to put in your entry!

All proceeds will benefit the Rochester Sesquicentennial celebration!