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Shanes Lodge #377 Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio donate to Veterans Memorial

Members of the Rockford American Legion Post 508 receive a $3,000 donation from Shanes Lodge #377 Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio for the Veterans Memorial project at Hedges Park in Rockford. Dedication of the Memorial is slated for Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Officers of the Legion and Masons pictured left to right are…
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Second Crossing Brew Co – Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting

The Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the official opening of Second Crossing Brew Co., located on Main Street in Rockford, OH. Second Crossing opens during the village’s bicentennial and honors our history, as Rockford was known as the Second Crossing of the St. Mary’s river along the Piqua-Fort Wayne Trail. Thank…
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Betsey’s Bouquets – Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting

The Village of Rockford has a strong spirit of entrepreneurialism, and the Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the opening of Betsey’s Bouquets, located on Main Street of Rockford, OH. Betsey’s Bouquets is located next store to the popular retail establishment, Betsey’s Boutique and is under the same ownership – Betsey and…
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Rockford Chamber extends welcome to new Village Administrator

Happy 2020! On behalf of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, we extend a warm official welcome to Aaron Temple as the new Rockford Village Administrator. The Chamber looks forward to partnering with Aaron in future projects and endeavors. We wish you, and the village much success. Aaron Temple and Rockford Chamber President – Marie Miller…
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Tom Mosier – Winner of Stained Glass Log Cabin artwork

Tom Mosier of Rural Rockford is the winner of the Bicentennial Stained Glass Log Cabin artwork.  The raffle will benefit Bicentennial events and the Carey, Bill, and Benny Scholarship fund.   Thank you to Bob Blackwell for creatingthis one of a kind piece of art.   Please check back to our new / updated web site rockfordohio.org forBicentennial…
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Rockford’s Bicentennial Celebration hailed as success

The Rockford 200th birthday party celebration was a fire-cracker of a success on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019 at the community building in Rockford. The kick-off event to the 2020 year-long birthday celebration, was attended by 335 attendees, according to Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Connie Sell, who helped organize the event. Entertainment for the…
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Bicentennial Fundraising Information

You are invited to be a special part of our 200th birthday celebration of our Rockford Community.  Rockford, originally founded as Shanesville in 1820, is the oldest village in Mercer County. Rockford was the first town in the county to have a power plant, street lights and an airport.  It is located in the rich agricultural area of…
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