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Starting with a barbeque designed to introduce people to the newly formed village (first known as Despatch), East Rochestarians have regularly gathered to demonstrate their civic pride with various festivals, celebrations, parades and dedications throughout the years.

Cooks tending to barbeque pit.

Flag dedication at East Rochester church.

 The 1897 barbeque (left) and a flag dedication ceremony in 1917 (right)

East Rochester parade.

Welcome home crowd.

A local parade in 1919 (left) and a cheering crowd in the village in 1945 (right)

Despatch Days.
Despatch Days, a local festival, in 2002

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