Angels Among Us

The Angel Museum has launched a new initiative which began in May. The yearlong campaign, “Angels Among Us,” officially kicked off recognizing police officers in our local communities. Police officers in the City of Beloit, Town of Beloit and South Beloit were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty in work and life for the protection of the cities they serve. City of Beloit Police Officer Lorenzo Henderson said the program is a chance to showcase the positive things that people do.“I think it’s particularly a positive thing to do in light of recent times,” he said, noting some wrongdoings and negative publicity concerning police. “This is a chance to showcase officers who go above and beyond.”

Officer Lorenzo-Henderson

Officer Lorenzo-Henderson

Honorees will be given a certificate, and they will be celebrated during a special ceremony each month at the Angel Museum. Eight categories have been created to honor individuals from May through November according to Museum Board President, Bev Melton. The categories and the months assigned to each are May: police officers; June: Caritas; July: teachers/educators; August: medical/healthcare; September: family and friends; October: firefighters and November: Veterans. A Tax-deductible donation of $10 for each nomination will help to sustain the museum day-to-day operations Nomination forms can be picked up at the Angel Museum or downloaded, filled out and sent to 656 Pleasant St. along with a photo of the nominee and check or cash.

For more information, call 608-362-9099. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Like us on Facebook and share our honorees with your friends.

Download the nomination form here