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This year the street dance will be held on Main Street on Saturday, June 30th. Boogie and the Yo-Yoz, North Iowa's favorite, will be the featured band. Gates open at 7 pm with the band performing from 8 pm until midnight.
The fireworks display will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at Linn Grove Park at dusk.
This summer the Rockwell Lions Club is hosting another NTPA National Truck & Tractor Pull on July 6th & 7th at the Chamber Acres. The Presenting Sponsor is Pioneer Brand Products Local Representatives with the Major Sponsors being Five Star Coop, Corporate Farmer, John Ries Excavating, INC., and Ziegler Cat. On Saturday morning the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild will sponsor a Kris Cakes breakfast from 8-11 am. The GH-RRR 4H Club will also sponsor a free kids peddlepull that morning. For more information see a Rockwell Lions Club Member or go to www.rockwellialions.com.
Every year on the second or third Sunday of August the community members of Rockwell sponsor the Chicken Barbecue. Many people from the surrounding communities come for the great meal and friendships. For the past few years, the Chamber of Commerce has also sponsored the Kick'n & Chicken Weekend with a Bull Riding Rodeo, a dance by Boogie & the Yo-Yo's, and many other events. This year the rodeo is on Friday, August 10th sponsored by 8 Second Rodeo with Jimmy Clark & His Band of Jokers performing afterwards. On Saturday, August 11th there are many events scheduled: softball tournaments, motorcycle and car rally, and the dance with Boogie and the Yo-Yoz at 8 pm and also David Lee Murphy at 10 pm at the Chamber Acres. The doors to the dance will open at 6:30 pm. On Sunday morning the firemen start early and cook the chicken over the barbecue pits. A corn crew is in charge of getting the corn-on-the-cob ready for everyone to enjoy. The meal usually consists of chicken, chips, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and rolls. There will also be a 5K run prior to dinner and a Classic Car Show and softball tournanents. These events will be held at Ziedler Park on the east side of Rockwell. The Zeidler Historical House at 118 Walnut Street will hold an Open House from Noon - 3 pm on Sunday only. It is free to the public.
On August 18th, the Rockwell Lions Club will be hosting their 8th annual consignment auction at the Chamber Acres. At that time they will raffle off a 2012 John Deere 825 Gator. Tickets for the raffle are $20 each or 6 for $100. For more information about this event contact a Lions member or click on the link above.
The following pictures are from the 2001 Chicken Barbecue and Car Show. Mark your calendars and attend the 2012 Kick'n & Chicken Weekend with the Annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, August 12th. Also make an effort to be a part of all of the special events held in Rockwell this summer. You will have a great time!!!
|Cooking the corn||Waiting to be served|
|Eating with friends and family|
|Waiting for the ice cream||A beautiful day for a ride|
|Car Show Entries|
|Some very nice cars - take your pick.|