Thank you, Rock-Green Realtors Association for a “hole” lotta support!
In 2010, youth homelessness in Rock County was a problem that few in the public knew about or acknowledged. Then director R.E. Burgos created Sixteen Forty-Nine, a moving and astonishing documentary film about the struggles of homeless teens in Rock County. The film was shown at the Beloit International Film Festival and later won the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth media award for 2010. The film created awareness of this local issue and led to the formation of the Project 16:49 organization.
Now, for the first time, the original film is available to be viewed on YouTube:
The return of the Lip Sync Battle is generating quite a buzz! Already, TWELVE teams from Beloit and Janesville have signed up to perform at our big event on Saturday, March 4th at the Janesville Performing Arts Center. There is limited room for more teams. Will YOUR group be one of them?
Want to get in on the fun by being an event sponsor? Email email@example.com to find out how.
This year’s Lip Sync Battle promises to be bigger and better than ever. Tickets are on sale now at the JPAC box office or online.
Sign up / start at any participating location:
* Wiggy’s Saloon
* Rock County Brewing Company
* Looking Glass
* Genisa Wine Bar
* Whiskey Ranch Bar & Grill
* Riley’s Sports Bar & Grill
* O’Riley & Conway’s Irish Pub
Drink specials and raffles, including the annual Christmas Cash 50/50 raffle.
Just in time for the holidays…Crafting for a Cause. Find unique gifts made by local artisans and crafters, or pick up something special for your own home. Many fabulous raffle items, as well. Event proceeds to benefit our homeless youth.
Suggested admission: $10 or a $10 fast food gift card.
Additional gift card donations are welcome. Project 16:49 includes them in our holiday / winter break gift bags for homeless high school students. Last year, 155 youth received 2 – $10 food cards and a $25 grocery card.