Kettle was surprised with a WeKan! Award from the Kansas Sampler Foundation in the summer of 2018. WeKan's are presented to individuals, organizations and businesses who make outstanding efforts to help preserve and sustain rural culture. The Foundation chooses recipients who have a cooperative spirit, show enthusiasm and dedication to their community, and whose efforts have made a real difference in their rural community.
Kettle's award was "Giving Beloit A Cool Factor!"