Jasper County Freedom Rock dedication Friday in Sully

This week, Freedom Rock painter Raymond “Bubba” Sorensen II of Greenfield is finishing the Jasper County Freedom Rock, the 17th of the 99 county rocks in the Freedom Rock Tour he is painting in Iowa.

All Jasper County residents, especially veterans, are invited to the dedication of the rock at 9:30 a.m. Friday during the annual Sully Fourth of July celebration. All Jasper County veterans also are invited to walk or ride in the 10 a.m. parade as the grand marshals of this year’s parade. Meet at the rock on the southeast corner of the square. The schedule has been set so that veterans who desire can also attend the noon dedication of the new display honoring veterans at the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton.

The Jasper County Freedom Rock includes the east side sketch based on Sgt. William Jasper rallying the troops at Fort Sullivan, S.C., and is located in the Sully square.