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Get ready for random kindness next week

It's time to kindle some kindness.

The 14th annual Random Acts of Kindness Week is from February 13 through February 19 and is sponsored by the Alexandria Kiwanis and the Golden K Clubs.

The point of the week is to focus on the positive, and make the Alexandria area an even better place to live and work.

Some suggestions for an act of kindness are: bake cookies for your neighbor, make the coffee, shovel the walk, keep a promise - whatever small act will make another's day a little brighter and the world a better place.

Again this year, the main event the clubs are sponsoring is a coloring contest for the elementary schools in District 206. The children draw or color a random act of kindness and ribbons will be awarded.

The children have received details about the contest at their school. There is no entry fee; only an imagination is required to enter the contest.

Look for the children's posters around town, and the various winners' posters at the Douglas County Library.

Random Acts of Kindness Week has been specifically planned not to be a fundraiser, so that any of the other local service groups, churches, and other community organizations can participate as they see fit.

Many other local businesses and organizations have joined in on the event over the past years, and the Kiwanis Clubs hope that everyone will participate in some fashion this year.

The Alexandria Kiwanis and the Golden K Clubs encourage everyone in the community to commit a Random Act of Kindness.

Not only will you make someone else's day brighter, say members, but you will also make your own more fulfilling.