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RACF receives Community Gratitude Award

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2012

Kim Motgomery and Noah Carmichael accepted the Rochelle Community Gratitude Award Friday night on behalf of the Rochelle Community Foundation. The award, given annually by Bearrows Real Estate and Auction Service, recognizes a group or individual in the Rochelle area who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to better the community. (Photo by Jennifer Simmons)

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Area Community Foundation was the winner of the Rochelle Community Gratitude Award on Friday night. The award, given by Bearrows Real Estate and Auction, recognizes a group or individual within the community who shows community involvement and betterment.

This is the third year that John Bearrows has given the award. During the city tree lighting following the Lighted Christmas Parade, Bearrows recognized the foundation with a plaque.

“This is the third year Dina and I have given the award,” John Bearrows said. “The guidelines for the recipient is that individual and/or group that has given unselfishly of themselves for the benefit of others throughout the year. We felt the RACF was a great example and recipient of the award this year, and having it in memory of the founder, LD Carmichael was a natural. Having lived here our whole life, Dina and I are very proud to say that in the Rochelle Community, it has not been hard to find recipients. Rochelle is a very giving community when it comes to helping others. Leonard Carmichael said it best when he said “Service to others is the rent we owe for our space here on earth.” The giving of this award at the Christmas Parade is a great time as well, since we are coming into the season that is all about giving, and blessings we all have each and every day to be thankful for.”

For the complete article see the 12-11-2012 issue.

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