The Vietnam Veterans of America, Rock River Chapter 236, would like to thank all who donated to our annual Orange Blossom Fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, at Festival Foods and Woodman’s Food Market.

Thank you, Janesville Art League and Rock County Historical Society, for joining together to get “Heartart” out to our community. By creating hand-cut and hand-painted hearts and then placing them in about 75-plus spots throughout Janesville and surrounding areas in Rock County, our support …

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s second Drive-thru Food Drive for ECHO on Aug. 8 was a huge success. We collected 1,267 items and $160 in donations! We had a wonderful turnout from our Janesville community.

Thanks to the generosity of many, the Janesville Area CROP Hunger Walk raised over $38,000 to help fight hunger around the globe and in our local communities during the April 26 virtual walk.

In honor of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Volunteer Appreciation Week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our committed CASA volunteers who work on behalf of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Rock County.

All of us at Friends of Noah (friends ofnoah-wi.org) want to thank Mike and Tom of Janesville for decorating the outside and inside of their home for the holidays and then allowing the public to tour in order to raise money for the animals and humans in Rock County who love them. The money t…

It is with sincere gratitude that ECHO received a gift of 235 pounds of canned foods from Cargill Christian Preschool and Daycare. The young people donated these items as a result of a lesson on sharing and caring. What an example they have set for others. We are truly thankful.

“ECHO” the Sounds of Christmas event at Bucky’s Lucky Bell on Nov. 24 was a wonderful fundraiser helping ECHO. The ECHO staff and board members would like to thank the Ding-A-Ling Supper Club, Badger State Auction and Real Estate, and Bucky’s Lucky Bell Grill for all of their hard work and e…

On Thanksgiving Day, 811 participants and more than 100 volunteers celebrated the 12th Annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot at Craig High School. Proceeds are donated to the Boys and Girls Club, ECHO and the YMCA of Northern Rock County.

Thanks to the more than 40 restaurants, chefs and patrons who gave their all to our Empty Bowl event at Parker High School. ECHO was able to provide more than 600 families with Thanksgiving meals this year. Our annual Empty Bowl fundraiser is just one of our events that provide the necessary…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

The Salvation Army Rock County would like to thank Walmart in Janesville and Beloit for holding a toy drive this past Saturday. We also thank our volunteers and community members who donated to this recent event.

ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) would like to thank all of our sponsors for ECHO’s 50th Anniversary Dance Party Golden Bandstand 1969. Thank you to Mercyhealth, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, Premier Bank and First Business for your sponsorship to …

ECHO awards Milly Babcock, Teresa Nguyen and Tammie King-Johnson this year’s “Grooviest Celebrites”! Thank you to our Janesville community for supporting ECHO’s 50th Anniversary Dance Party Golden Bandstand 1969. What a fun night it was at the Armory!

Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, a United Way Blackhawk Region partner agency, held its fifth annual fall luncheon Oct. 16 at the Beloit Eclipse Center.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church along with ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) would like to thank Texas Roadhouse (especially Aly Creighton for organizing it for us) for their donation of salad, salad dressing, rolls and butter for our ECHO Community Meal on Sept. 28. Your commitment t…

Once again, the Janesville community came through beautifully for the ECHO school supply distribution held recently. More than 500 young people received backpacks and school supplies, and the leftover supplies went to the school distribution center to be used during the year as the need aris…

Thank you, thank you, thank you to The Gazette for publishing students’ art work. Talent abounds and we enjoy and appreciate it. Students—keep up the wonderful works!

We have come to the conclusion of another successful “Christmas in July” Red Kettle Campaign, and we would like to thank all those in the community that helped make this a success. Bell ringers at 10 local businesses and counter kettles at 56 locations were able to raise over $6,000 during t…

The Fourth Ward Neighborhood Action Team says thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the Fourth of July parade and pot luck lunch. A special thanks to Papa John’s Pizza for all their support! We had a great day and look forward to doing it again next year.

The Salvation Army Rock County would like to thank our generous donors and volunteers who showed their support at the Janesville Grand Prix on Tuesday, June 25. The Salvation Army volunteers handed out free water to participants and spectators throughout the day.

The Janesville Pickleball Club would like to thank everyone who played a part in the development of the Jim Clark Memorial Pickleball Courts. The grand opening, held Friday, May 10, represented the culmination of many contributions towards this project.

We would like to thank the Janesville VFW for the venue, the Honor Guard Firing Squad, and the Janesville Historical Society for sharing a part of its collection of local history.

The cold, rainy days of early May did not dampen spirits at the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s annual flower sale, and we thank all the many garden lovers for their support. We are also indebted to Lamar Advertising, WCLO and The Janesville Gazette for their help in getting the word out …

The Salvation Army of Rock County thanks all its sponsors and individuals who supported and attended the Others Luncheon held May 1 at SC Aviation in Janesville. The event was attended by nearly 150 people and featured keynote speaker Olympic Gold Medalist John Landsteiner. Local Rock County…

The Janesville Kiwanis Blackhawk Golden “K” thank the Janesville community for its generous support of our Easter Lily Lapel promotion held on April 20 at select local businesses. Funds raised will provide scholarships for local Camp Wawbeek attendees.

The 2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on the historic grounds of the Lincoln-Tallman House under beautiful sunny skies on April 20. This free and well attended event was made possible by the St. William Knights of Columbus, Rock County Historical Society, Home & Pro Electronics, Frien…

Each year, Delta Kappa Gamma-Sigma State-Alpha Iota sponsors an original fiction writing competition for students in grades 3-12. There were 75 local entries in this literary competition, with student entries from Janesville, Edgerton, and Milton schools.

The Friends of Oak Hill Chapel would like to thank Robert Hartzell, owner of Customized Fabrication and Machine from Edgerton, for designing, building and installing the four stainless steel handrails for the front stairways at Oak Hill Chapel. Robert also donated extra time and materials to…

Thank you for a successful March 23 event to everyone who attended, helped, donated and supported our Fourth Ward Neighborhood Action Team chili dinner. We raised over $500. Special thanks to Texas Roadhouse for rolls and salad, Rock County Dairy Promotion for milk, Dan and Joyce Heussner fo…

Friends of Carver-Roehl County Park would like to thank the many children and families who braved the snow to attend our Easter Egg Hunt on April 14. In the spirit of community generosity, families brought a record 208 nonperishable food items to be donated to the Clinton Community Outreach …