2017-09-07 / Front Page

Dozens plan to ‘Love Washington’ next Saturday


Volunteers on The Square and all over will Love Washington a week from Saturday as they distribute good deeds, refreshments, and other kindnesses to all they encounter. Volunteers on The Square and all over will Love Washington a week from Saturday as they distribute good deeds, refreshments, and other kindnesses to all they encounter. On Saturday, September 16, a “Kindness Explosion” is coming to Washington. You can expect to see people all over town doing “acts of kindness.”

You may see people giving away Cokes and bottles of water … or volunteers singing and serving at a local nursing home. You may also see youth and adults hosting a kid’s festival on The Square complete with bouncy houses and free food. You may even receive a free flashlight as volunteers go door-to-door to share a gift with their neighbors.

“These acts of kindness will be happening simultaneously all over Washington as Christians come together to share the love of Christ with our community,” said Rev. Kevin Madden, speaking for Wilkes Ministers United. “This is ‘Love Washington.’”

“Love Washington” is being sponsored by Wilkes Ministers United and will include Christians from many churches in the community. Each participant will be wearing a T-shirt with the Love Washington logo on it to help identify the participants. The weekend will begin on Friday night, September 15, with a kick-off event held at the Retro Theater (across from IGA) at 7 p.m. This will include a time of worship and prayer as well as some instructions from each of the project team leaders. Participants may also pick up their T-shirts at that time.

Saturday morning, September 16, will be the Kindness Explosion followed that evening by a Celebration Gathering at 7 p.m. at the Retro Theater.

Anyone interested in participating or who would like further information may call Alicia Madden at 706-401-6325 or Becky Stover at 706-318-6143. You may also visit Facebook at Love Washington 2017.



Margie Burke and Debra Ferrell offered refreshment in the form of free Cokes at the last “Love Washington” event. Margie Burke and Debra Ferrell offered refreshment in the form of free Cokes at the last “Love Washington” event.

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