Celebrate Kindness KickOff Rally Set for Tuesday Jan 23

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, MeritCare will hold its annual Celebrate Kindness kick-off event at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Approximately 160 student and staff representatives from the 45 Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo K-12 schools will attend. This year's theme is "Cool 2B Kind."

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, MeritCare will hold its annual Celebrate Kindness kick-off event at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Approximately 160 student and staff representatives from the 45 Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo K-12 schools will attend. This year's theme is "Cool 2B Kind." The kick-off rally will include:
  • Reading of a joint mayors proclamation by Mayors Voxland and Mattern declaring Feb. 11-17, Celebrate Kindness Week in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo
  • 11:45 a.m. - Rollie Johnson, youth director, First Lutheran Church, will present a motivational message about the importance of kindness
  • 12:15 p.m. - Representatives from Park Christian School will receive the 2006 Celebrate Kindness Award for their volunteer work with the theme, "Kindness Connects"

The Celebrate Kindness project provides educators in the school districts with external support for their character-building efforts. The week-long campaign, celebrated Feb. 11-17, provides opportunities for students and adults to join together to spread peace through kind acts. Each year, individuals, schools, families, faith communities and businesses are encouraged to use the week to promote goodwill by sharing kindness with friends, neighbors and those in need.

MeritCare sponsors Celebrate Kindness and provides promotional items to over 70 schools and 25 faith communities in North Dakota and Minnesota.