Hay in the Hub City

Decorating taking place around Rochelle


ROCHELLE — Like many other events, the City of Rochelle’s annual Hay Day has been canceled for 2020. But that doesn’t mean that residents can’t still enjoy the decorated bales around town.

According to Jenny Thompson, director of marketing, public relations and tourism for the City of Rochelle, the city’s law firm, Peterson, Johnson & Murray and Rochelle Community Hospital stepped in and covered the cost of the bales this year.

“There is no Hay Day this year due to COVID but there is hay bale decorating fun,” Thompson said.

There are more than 40 locations participating in the decorating this year.

Rochelle City Hall
Sinnissippi Center, 1321 N. 7th St.
Walgreens, 1080 N. 7th St.
VCCT, corner of South Main Street and First Avenue
Terry Mitchell Daycare, 714 N. Main St.
Rochelle Police Department
Petro, 900 Petro Drive
First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road
Countryside Village Apartments, 907 N. 2nd St.
St. Paul Lutheran School, 1415 10th Ave.
Rochelle Rehab, 900 N. 3rd St.

Rochelle Gardens, 1021 Caron Road
Rochelle Community Hospital, 900 N. 2nd St.
Central Bank Illinois, 340 May Mart Drive
Aldi, 1250 N. 7th St.
Stillman Bank, 455 Illinois Route 38
Medcare, 1212 Currency Court
Focus House, 3279 Illinois Route 251
Performing Arts Academy, corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Route 251
Leap & Learn Lab, corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Route 251
May School, 1033 N. 2nd St.
Flagg-Rochelle Public Library, corner of Illinois Route 251 and Fourth Avenue
Tilton School, 1050 N. 9th St.
Rochelle Golden K, Corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Route 251
Flight Deck, Gurler Road & Illinois Route 251
Harvest Baptist Church, 241 Scott Ave., Hillcrest
Maintain Your Smile Dental, 1001 Lincoln Highway
Rochelle Fire Department, 401 Fifth Avenue
Central School, 444 N. 8th St.
Family Video, 497 E. Illinois Route 38
Edward Jones, 1214 Currency Court
Hub Therapeutics, 951 S. 7th St.
Cheri Picked Vintage, 525 Lincoln Highway
Weichert Realtors, 1218 Currency Court
New Life Church, 109 S. Washington St.
Flagg Township Historical Museum, corner of Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street
4-H, 719 Lincoln Avenue
Rochelle Eyecare Center, 719 Lincoln Avenue
Creston United Methodist Church, 300 South St., Creston
Creston Lutheran Church, 124 South St., Creston
Lincoln School, 1450 20th St.
926 Custom Embroidery, 404 Lincoln Highway
Ace Hardware, 1383 N. 7th St.