KWWL is a proud supporter of many events throughout Eastern Iowa. Being a part of, supporting or sponsoring an event is a big part of what we do.
Below is a list of events KWWL is currently sponsoring. Click the links to learn more.
Nominate a teacher for a Gold Star Award!
The Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching recognizes exceptional teachers in Black Hawk County, Iowa. It is a program of the R.J. McElroy Trust. Accepting nominations until February 20th.
Vivica A. Fox VIP Meet & Greet
Nominate your “Everyday Heroes of Northeast Iowa”
Everyday heroes reflect what is best in our community. They are ordinary people whose actions demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. Heroes are selected based on the degree to which their acts of heroism and kindness uphold the values and vision of the American Red Cross, leaving a lasting and positive impact on the residents of our community. If someone is a Hero in your eyes, we encourage you to nominate them today!
Nominate “Heroes Among Us”
Every year, “Heroes Among Us” shines light on eastern Iowans who have truly made a difference in the lives of family members, friends and neighbors living among us. These individuals did something others could not in the past year. They went above and beyond to help others, their communities and the environment around them. Starting in 2006, Heroes continues to be the premiere event in the Cedar Valley that honors those doing great things. In return, the money it has generated to date has put a new security system at Sartori Memorial Hospital and helped fund the Covenant Medical Center Emergency Room that opened in the fall of 2013. On behalf of Sartori Health Care Foundation and Covenant Foundation, Inc., we want to thank these Heroes for all that they have done.
Festival of Trees – November 13-18
The 30th Anniversary of Festival of Trees “Festival Sparkles at 30” will be held at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus November 13-18.
Metal In The Kettle – Friday, November 9, 10am-8pm
KWWL is once again joining forces with the Salvation Army and Law Enforcement to help put “Metal in the Kettle.” We’ll be ringing the bell for your donations Friday, November 9th. In Waterloo, we’ll be at the Crossroads HyVee on Flammang Drive. In Cedar Rapids, we’ll be at the HyVee on Edgewood Drive. And in Dubuque, we’ll be at the Asbury Plaza HyVee on the Northwest Arterial. Can’t make it out but still want to donate? Drop some coin in our virtual kettles to vote in our Ugly Sweater Contest! Please put “Metal In The Kettle” Friday, November 9th!
Red Kettle Chili Cook-Off – Thursday, November 1, 5-7pm
The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls and the Evansdale AmVets are hosting the second annual Red Kettle Chili Cook-Off at the Evansdale AmVets Post 31 on Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. This event marks the beginning of the annual Salvation Army Christmas Campaign in the Cedar Valley.
Cedar Valley Focus on Diabetes September 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
What: Presentation on most-up-to-date information about diabetic care and treatment options – FREE SCREENINGS
FREE Screenings include: A1c – Blood Pressure – Foot Exams
Night of the Horse September 22, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. National Cattle Congress, Waterloo, IA
Join ASPIRE in celebrating a night of Equine Entertainment. Join Midwest Renegades, Riders in the Sky Specialty Act, and Raccoon River Riders as they perform some amazing acts. You will want to come and enjoy some great entertainment, kids games and lots of fun.