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|Rockwell, Iowa is a small rural community in the southern part of Cerro Gordo County in Northern Iowa. It is located eleven miles south of Mason City, Iowa, at the intersection of Highway 65 and County Road B60. Rockwell is the home of Linn Grove Park and Recreation Facilities, Rockwell Aquatic Center, and Linn Grove Country Club and Golf Course. The town has a population of around 1000 friendly people. The community sponsors a Chicken Barbecue on the second or third Sunday of August to raise money for the swimming pool. The Fourth of July fireworks display brings many people into the community, as well. The summer of 2012 will see many activities in Rockwell.|
The Rockwell Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 31, 2004. There are over 500 names engraved on this memorial that have served in the United States Armed Forces. If you would like to add a name or get more information about the memorial click on the history link at the top of the page.
This year Rockwell will hold a Street Dance on Saturday, June 30th. Boogie and the YoYo's will perform on Main Street. This event is sponsored by the Legion Club, the Rockwell Chamber of Commerce, and Premium Beverages. The Fireworks display will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd in Linn Grove Park at sunset.
On Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th, the Rockwell Lions Club will hold another NTPA National Truck & Tractor Pull at the Chamber Acres in Rockwell. The presenting sponsor for this event is Pioneer Brand Products Local Representatives and the major sponsors are Five Star Coop, Corporate Farmer, John Ries Excavating, INC., and Ziegler Cat.. On Saturday morning the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild will sponsor Kris Cakes breakfast from 8-11 at the Chamber Acres. There will also be a free Kids Peddlepull hosted by the GH-RRR 4H Club.
The 46th Annual Chicken Barbecue will be held on August 12th at Zeidler Park from 11 am until 2 pm. The meal includes chicken, potato salad, sweetcorn, rolls, and drinks. The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring the 9th Annual Kicken' & Chicken Fun Weekend which starts on Friday, August 10th, with a Bull Riding Rodeo performance by 8 Second Rodeo with Jimmy Clark & His Band of Jokers following. A dance featuring Boogie and the Yo-Yo's and a performance by David Lee Murphy will be held on Saturday starting at 8 pm. All of these events are at the Chamber Acres. Saturday's events also include a Motorcycle & Classic Car Fun Run at the Legion and Softball Tournaments at Ziedler Park. On Sunday there is a 5K Run (more information), a Classic Car Show, and more softball tournaments in addition to the chicken dinner all at Ziedler Park. The Zeidler Historical House at 118 Walnut Street will have an Open House from Noon - 3 pm on Sunday only. This is free to the public.
On August 18th, the Rockwell Lions Club will host their annual Farm Machinery Consignment Auction at the Chamber Acres. They will hold a raffle for a 2012 John Deere 825 Gator sponsored by Brakke Implement of Mason City on that day. For more information go to www.rockwellialions.com.
These events have become annual attractions for Rockwell - so stay tuned to the website to find out the dates for 2013!