ROCKTON -- Barn quilts aren’t just for barns anymore. If you don’t believe it, visit downtown Rockton.
The first barn quilt in the country was installed on an Ohio barn in 2001, and the colorful designs have swept through the Midwest ever since.
They are popular in the Stateline area, and the trend sees no sign of slowing down.
The Rockton Township Historical Society has a new twist on the trend, and since 2011 has installed barn quilts at several downtown businesses.
Photos by staff photographer Terry Mayer from the 2016 Darien Cornfest, with fireworks , parade, tractor pull , and corn.
BELOIT -- So what rocks in the city of Beloit? Orion Regenold of Boy Scout Troop 608 wants to find out.
For his Eagle Scout project, Regenold recently launched Beloit Rocks, where residents locate a decorated rock, take a photo of it, post it on the Beloit Rocks!! Facebook page and hide it in another location.
JANESVILLE -- Chalk artists from throughout the area will be showing off their creative drawings this coming weekend. The annual Art Infusion will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Firehouse Park, located on North Main Street in downtown Janesville.
BELOIT -- You’ve uncovered a tomb in an ancient Egyptian pyramid, and in the midst of exploring it, you suddenly find yourself trapped. You have 60 minutes to escape, and as the clock ticks down and the hieroglyphic-covered walls seem to close in, you search for clues in the tomb that will point to a way out.
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