Display of 2018 Sesquicentennial commemorative coins

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Price: $25.00 

Compiled 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:



Price: $10.00 

The official 2019 Rochester Sesquicentennial Calendar will be available this weekend at the Operation Hometown Santa Fall Festival for a donation of $10.00.
The full-color calendar features pictures and history of Rochester residents and sites. The donation will be used for our community’s upcoming 150th celebration in September 2019.
The fall festival will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 10am to 3pm in Rochester’s Masonic Lodge on E. Main St.  A flag-raising ceremony will kick off the festivities at 9:45 a.m.  For more information, please text Nancy Miller at 217-899-7490.

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Commemorative Coin

Price: $15.00 

A design by a Rochester Student has been selected for the 2019 Sesquicentennial Coin. Watch for its debut.

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

All proceeds will benefit the Rochester Sesquicentennial celebration!