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Year of Kindness

Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to focus on the "Good" in our world.? And whatever happened to living by the Golden Rule or Civility?

Mayor Behnken has hereby declared a "Year of Kindness" to encourage everyone in our great community to focus on Positive happenings and be advocates for Kindness.


November: Family 

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. - Amelia Earhart 

Ways to Show Kindness Towards Your Family

  • Start fresh 
  • Have family pictures taken 
  • Plan a family trip 
  • Go out for a meal together at a local restaurant 
    • Sunset Family Restaurant
    • Riverbend Pub & Grill
    • April’s Downtown Diner
    • Fiesta Cancun 
    • Pizza Ranch 
    • The Bread Basket 
    • Captain & Tenille’s Grill
    • Chuong Garden Chinese Restaurant
    • Blue Collar Sports Bar, LLC
    • Burger King 
    • Hardee’s
    • Subway
    • Dairy Queen 
    • Joe’s Pizza Manchester 
    • Aunt Emmy’s 
    • Scooter’s 
    • Olive That Deli
    • Hartridge 
    • Franklin Street Brewing Company 
    • Casey’s 
    • Ez Pickin’s 
    • Kwik Star 
  • Cook a meal together 
  • Start a family tree to show children where they came from
    • Done at library  
  • Attend church together (list churches)
    • Christ Community Church 
    • Manchester Methodist Church 
    • Our Savior Lutheran Church 
    • First Presbyterian Church 
    • First Luthern Church 
    • Berean Bible Church 
    • St. Mary’s Catholic Church 
    • theStone Church 
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Manchester Gospel Hall 
  • Call Grandma, Grandpa, Mom or Dad, Siblings
  • Extend your welcome to others during the holidays 

Disclaimer. We make every effort to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of businesses, but there is a possibility that we may have inadvertently overlooked businesses. If you are aware of a business that is not included in our list, we kindly request your assistance in ensuring the completeness and accuracy of our information.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to notify us of any businesses that we may have missed so we can provide the most reliable information.  

October: Neighbors 

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. -Kahlil Gibran

Ways to Show Kindness Towards Your Neighbors

  • Help with yard work
  • Bring Them Food
  • Offer a hand
  • Lend tools or equipment
  • Smile and be friendly
  • Check-In with your neighbor
  • Help an elderly neighbor or visit
  • Organize a neighborhood block party
  • Enjoy a fire with your neighbors
  • Share a night with your favorite beverages
  • Nominate your neighbor for the Nice Neighbor Award