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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.
The Rockwell Fire Department will be sponsoring a new event this year on June 14th. Dueling Pianos featuring Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds will be performing at 8 pm in front of the Rockwell Fire Station. Tickets for this family event are $10 each. Proceeds will go to buy much needed equipment for the fire department. Please get out and support this exciting new event in town!
The Rockwell Street Dance will be on Saturday, June 29th. 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 5th and 6th, the Rockwell Lions Club will hold another NTPA National Truck & Tractor Pull at the Chamber Acres in Rockwell. The presenting sponsors for this event are Pioneer Brand Products Local Representatives and Premier Technologies. Gold sponsors are Five Star Coop, Corporate Farmer, Dupont, Harrison Truck Centers, and Ziegler Cat.. On Saturday morning the GH-RRR 4H Club will host a breakfast from 7-10 am at the Chamber Acres. There will also be a free Kids Peddlepull hosted by the GH-RRR 4H Club as well.
The 47th Annual Chicken Barbecue will be held on August 11th 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 10th Annual Kicken' & Chicken Fun Weekend which starts on Friday, August 9th, with a Bull Riding Rodeo performance by 8 Second Rodeo starting at 6:30 pm with Mutton Busting. On Saturday the Rodeo will start at 6:30 pm with the music of "2-Mile Final" playing from 9 until midnight. 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 a Classic Car Show, and more softball tournaments in addition to the chicken dinner all at Ziedler Park.
On August 17th, the Rockwell Lions Club will host their annual Farm Machinery Consignment Auction at the Chamber Acres. They will hold a raffle for a 2013 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 2014!