Tuesday’s annual “Day of Kindness” was very successful, according to retired Kelso barber and organizer Bill Ammons.
Even though the rainy weather curtailed outdoor activities, Ammons said he heard from several people that they did acts of kindness indoors for their friends and family.
“Overall, it was a good day,” Ammons said.
Ammons held the day early this year because he said he was upset by the Nov. 12 unexplained murder of South Kelso resident Rick Huckaby and other recent assaults. He asked for community members to perform random acts of kindness, like picking up trash along roadways or taking an old friend out to lunch.
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Ammons said he bought lunches for 100 veterans at Grounds for Opportunity and had a line out the door before he left to drop coats off at Monticello Middle School.
A handful of businesses also participated, Ammons said. Burgerville gave out free ice cream cones and Heavenly Donuts handed out free doughnuts. Burgerville had a banner for people to sign with the acts of kindness they had done as well.
Country Village Nutrition Shoppe, Starbucks on Ocean Beach Highway and Triangle Bowl also awarded something to people who mentioned the Day of Kindness. Fiesta Bonita in Kelso gave the first 50 veterans or active duty military members who came in with an ID card a free nacho dish.