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Spreading Kindness

San Andreas, CA – Calaveras County is again hoping to sow some seeds of kindness.

February 14-18 has been declared “Kindness Week” in the County. 13,000 “pass it on” blue ribbons will be distributed to students in every school in the county next week. The ribbons are to be passed on to residents that are seen doing an “act of kindness.”

“It will be a chance for people to talk about what it means to be kind,” says Jim Bergantz, one of the founders of Kindness Week. “I think it is important in this day and age for people to be nicer to one another. Hopefully when they see a ribbon, people will ask what they’ve done.”

Kindness Week has been taking place since 1995. This is the second year that ribbons will be passed out throughout the school system.

The annual Kindness Hero Essay Celebration will take place Tuesday evening during the Angels Camp City Council meeting. Students will read aloud essays about people that have made a difference in their lives. It will begin at 6pm in the Bret Harte High School multipurpose room.