Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - A longtime Rochester businessman has been named the 2018 Rochesterfest chairperson.

Charlie Brannon has been involved in several restaurants and community organizations. He has also been a member of the Rochesterfest family since 1990.

It was announced the popular Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shoot Out will return this year.  One of the highlights is the Rochesterfest Grand Parade, which will be held June 23rd. It will use the same route as last year.

It was also announced Thursday the annual Rochesterfest button design contest has started and will run through Feb. 23rd.  The theme this year is "Rochesterfest: The Super Celebration!"   Get details at the Rochesterfest website.

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