4th of July festivities in Rochelle

“Gertie” of the Rochelle Fire Department made an appearance in Sunday’s Fourth of July parade.

ROCHELLE — The Fourth of July holiday was celebrated in Rochelle once again this past weekend after last year’s festivities were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area residents celebrated on Saturday at the Rochelle Municipal Airport and Flight Deck Bar & Grill by watching skydivers and fireworks.

Sunday's parade saw participants such as the local Cub Scouts Troop, “Gertie” of the Rochelle Fire Department, volunteers from the Flagg Township Museum and members of the Moose Lodge participated in Sunday’s Fourth of July parade.

The day's activities closed with food, music and fireworks at Atwood and Cooper Parks.

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