Village of Prairie du Rocher kicked off its 300th birthday celebration

Prairie du Rocher Village President Mark Wilson speaking at the gala event

Prairie du Rocher kicked off its yearlong 300th birthday celebration with a gala event last Saturday evening, Jan. 1.

The hall at Prairie du Rocher American Legion was transformed into a beautiful setting filled with lots of gold and silver accents to mark the event.

Following appetizers by Rocher Pub and dinner by Lisa’s Market Street Grille, there was a brief special presentation.

Dawn Walker, on behalf of the Prairie du Rocher Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation, started off by giving a welcome and thanking all in attendance. She also wanted to highlight some of the upcoming tricentennial festivities.

For more from the gala event, please see this week’s print edition.