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THANK YOU to these sponsors for their generous donations to help us host the amazing community celebration during the 100th Department of Minnesota Convention last month.  These businesses, organizations, and individuals really stepped up to the plate.  The food and music were exceptional.  The fireworks display was beyond belief.  If you didn’t take part in the festivities, then you missed out on a spectacular, fun, and entertaining evening.

Blue Level Sponsor ($2500 or more)
Anonymous Donor
Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home
Canadian Honker (In Kind)
Minnesota’s Rochester (In Kind)
Mayo Civic Center (In Kind)

White Level Sponsor ($1000-$2499)
Mayo Clinic
Think Bank

Red Level Sponsor ($500-$999)
Clements Chevrolet
Terri Wiltrout, CPA
Heggies Pizza
Benike Construction
John Kruesel General Merchandise & Auction
Knutson Construction

Donations up to $499
Safeway Insurance
Herold Flags
Donna Loeffler @ Edward Jones
Kuehn Motor Company
Throdson Oil and LP Gas Co.
Ohly Law Office
Teigen Paper Supply
Broadway Plaza
J&M Displays (In Kind)
Spectrum Pro Audio (In Kind)
Schott Distributing (In Kind)
5th District MN American Legion
9th District MN American Legion

We are going to try to specifically mention every person who helped us host the 100th Department of Minnesota Convention last month.  There were so many who were instrumental in making this convention a success and we’re sure we are forgetting someone.  It’s not intentional.  In no specific order:  Roger Vangness, Dean Johnson, Terry Bowe, Darla Rand, Keri Jacobson, Mindy Rasmussen, Jamie Lennis, Bob Rittenhouse, Patti Kellner, Shirley Oberle, Evelyn Lyke, Tammy Grendahl, Chris Higgins, Carol Johnson, Mary Oviatt, Donna Fritsche, Virgil Cossette, Carol Plantin, Lucy Phelps, Sharon Kingsley, Jim Walk, Jim Newman, Gayle Keckhafer, Dale Gibson, Jerry Philo, Lori Helmerick Kollasch, Tom Quick, Mike Smith, Jeff Dylla, Kelly Crowley, Danielle Deraad, Russel Greening, Bill Born, Roger Hagstrom, Judy Hagstrom, Bobbi Johnson, Laura Kruse, Matt O’Neill, Gary Schoenfelder, Tony Loecher, Larry Schmoll, Dick Callier, Mike Riester, Dave Bilderback, Barbara Stussy, Oakie Brumm, Gay Fogal, Rick Overton, Ashley Rosier, Doug Schroeder, Don Vavra, Jessica Stellmaker, Terry Meiley, Linda Edd, Jaret Stellmaker, Sandi Tottingham, Chuck Oviatt, Sara Wojahn, Morey Meyer, Perry Spindler, Gus Chafos, Barb Oakland, Loretta Lechner, Chris Hesby, The Reunion Band, Tracy Austin, Dennis Charnicki, Dan Van Hook, April Horne, Mark Maloney, Bob Grinhaug, Dennis Kruse, Gary Baldwin, Jan Behrens, Brad Oberle, Tyler Oberle, Les Fields, Joe Brown, and Sue Lee, thank you for your help and commitment that made this convention a resounding success.

Reid Oberle and Lou Behrens
Convention Co-Chairman

The Rochester American Legion, Wm. T. McCoy Post #92, is hosting the American Legion Department of Minnesota 100th State Convention July 19 – 21, 2018 in Rochester, Minnesota. In observance of the start of our Centennial year, we are hosting a community celebration.

  • Parade at 7: 00 pm, Friday July 20, from Silver Lake Park to the Mayo Civic Center
  • Picnic on the Riverfront Plaza at Mayo Park
  • Music from Turkey River All- Stars, and The Reunion Band
  • Fireworks display over the Zumbro River at dusk accompanied by patriotic music by 9th District American Legion Band

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Wednesday, July 18...........................12 PM until Bar Close
Thursday, July 19................................6 AM until Bar Close
Friday, July 20.....................................6 AM until Bar Close
Saturday, July 21......................................6 AM until 5 PM

For shuttle pick up, call: 507-282-1322


Wednesday, July 18

3-5 PM - Entertainment: The Turkey River All-Stars
5-8 PM - Dinner: Burger Baskets
7-11 PM - Entertainment: Colt 45

Thursday, July 19

11:30 AM-1:30 PM - Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Pasta/Potato Salad (1 for $6/2 for $8)
2-5 PM - Entertainment: Mac & Rhino
5-7 PM - Dinner: Ribs & Chicken, Special Baked, Beans, Pasta/Potato Salad ($11)
7-11 PM - Entertainment: The Gopher Tones

Friday, July 20

11:30 AM-1:30 PM - Lunch: Brats & Beans, Pasta/Potato Salad, Chips (1 for $5 or 2 for $7)
2-5 PM - Entertainment: Hank & Pete
5-7 PM - Dinner: Burger or Chicken Sandwich, Chips, Pasta/Potato Salad (1 for $7 or 2 for $9)
7:30-11:30 PM - Entertainment: DC Drifters Legends Show

Saturday, July 21

12 PM - Commander & President Luncheon

Registration is still open.
Print it off, fill it in, and get it in the mail.

Don't forget to send a check for $15.00 to POST 92 CONVENTION FUND.

Click on the image to download the registration form.