As Mayor, I’m well aware of the abundance of kindness displayed regularly from residents and businesses in Bethel Park. And, the level of kindness has especially been evident throughout the COVID pandemic. We’ve regularly witnessed neighbors helping neighbors, businesses reaching out to the community, and everyone in Bethel Park pulling together for food drives, mask drives, blood drives and more. So now we want to invite you to be part of our Bethel Park Kindness Project!
From now through Oct. 30, I’d like to encourage you to take a moment and recognize those who you’ve seen show acts of kindness. These acts of kindness could have happened at any time from January 2020 to the present. Some examples may include someone grocery shopping for you, cutting your grass, taking out your trash, walking your dog, donating items to the community, sewing masks, or any other kind acts.
These kind acts can include: something someone has done for you, something that you’ve done for someone else, or a kind act that you had the pleasure to witness such as a business reaching out to the community or a neighbor helping a neighbor.
We’ll also be holding a Sidewalk Chalk Competition at the end of the month as part of the Project.
Full event details follow. We’re looking forward to showing everyone how special the Bethel Park Community truly is!
Recognition of Acts of Kindness: Residents and business owners are being encouraged to submit Acts of Kindness through Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. that either: they’ve done, that they’ve received from someone else, or that they’ve witnessed. Submissions can include acts from January 2020 to Oct. 30.
The Mayor is going to present all those acknowledged with a special Kindness Certificate, mention their names at an upcoming Council meeting, and we’re planning on filming a video highlighting these individuals who are willing to participate afterwards.
Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Residents of all ages will be encouraged to participate in a Sidewalk Chalk Competition from Sunday, Oct. 25 – Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
Those participating will be able to stop by Evey True Value Hardware, 5779 Library Rd., beginning the week of Oct. 18th to pick up some chalk to get started. Feel free to add your own chalk too! The event is open to all ages.
Participation is simple: draw pictures or messages expressing your vision of kindness and once complete, take a photo and post it on the Municipal Facebook page in the comments under a special Sidewalk Chalk Competition post that will be up beginning Oct. 25.
Five winners will be selected and will receive a Dairy Queen certificate! We’d like to thank our Sidewalk Chalk Sponsors, Evey True Value Hardware and Allen’s Dairy Queen, located at 4846 Library Road!