The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester Elks Lodge #1393, Rochester Main Street, Rochester Rotary Club, and Rochester Schools, are partnering again this year in a city-wide celebration to “Paint the City Blue”. This annual celebration is planned in recognition and appreciation for our Rochester police officers on National Thank A Police Officer Day, September 17, 2022.
Public spaces will be decorated with blue ribbons, bows, and lights including the Rochester Common, Parson Main, flags on downtown light poles, and the public green space along Route 125. Many are volunteering to help with this effort and our local schools are developing artwork that will be displayed at several downtown businesses.
The community is invited to join in to show their support of the Rochester Police Department by hanging a blue ribbon, bow, or balloon on a tree or mailbox which is visible from the street. Replace a porch or walkway light bulb with a blue one, string blue Christmas lights on a small tree or shrub, put up a yard sign, or anything else in the spirit of the event.
A limited number of bows, light bulbs, string lights, and yard signs are available at Bank of New Hampshire, 301 North Main Street, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 18 South Main Street, Granite Steak & Grill at 11 Farmington Road, and Holy Rosary Credit Union at 133 Brock Street in Rochester. The items are free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be applied to additional supplies.
In addition, Thank You card stations will be set up at various locations in the city. The public is invited to stop by and fill out one of the “Thank You” postcards or drop one of your own personal “thank you” cards off for our men and women in blue! Visit our website at www.thankarc.com or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThankARochesterCop for details about the specific locations.