Dear Soldier is a project held at The Festival of the Hills. The annual Festival of the Hills fireworks show at Borden Park takes place on Wednesday, June 27th. This event has become a huge tradition in our community. The Rochester Area Jaycees contribute to the tradition in a patriotic way by hosting a “thank-you station” — a tent where festival-goers can fill out thank you cards to the troops. The Jaycees plan to bring Dear Soldier back once again to Festival of the Hills. This year’s event begins at 6:00 pm with family games and live entertainment. The Dear Soldier tent will be open from 4:00 pm until dusk. The fireworks show begins at 10:06 pm.