If you’re feeling the need for some extra love, plan to stop by Hollabaugh Bros. in Biglerville where the 2nd Annual Random Acts of Kindness Week will take place this week, from June 24 to 30.

Ralph M. Serpe, president and CEO of Adams County Community Foundation had this to say about kindness. “Some people believe kindness has been lost. But maybe we just need to pull it off the shelf, dust it off and use it more often.” Hollabaugh Bros. wants to encourage everyone to dust off their kindness this week.

Hollabaugh Bros is partnering with SCCAP this year, as SCCAP is in dire need of help. The farm market will be collecting monetary donations (via buckets at check-outs) and items to be placed in “care bags” for the 15 children currently living at the shelter. The ages of the children are 3 to 9, and any gifts to be placed in the bags would be appreciated. Additionally, gift cards can be purchased at the market for residents at the shelter. Shoppers just might just be surprised that a Random Act might occur to while they are shopping.

Kayla Rapasky, former Miss Pennsylvania 2018, from Gettysburg, will be reading her book “Buddy and the Bully” which is a perfect tie-in to the week-long event. She will be reading to the Read, Learn, Grow Children at their Wednesday morning event – slated for June 26 with the first session at 9 a.m. and the second session at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are not required and the activity is geared for children ages 3 to 7. Cost is $7 for each child in a family and each additional child within the family at $6. Children will also be encouraged to participate in “Kindness Bingo.”

Mark Twain, author of the world-renowned books “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” seemed ahead of his time when he was quoted as saying “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

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