Northborough concludes inaugural Kindness Week with luminary lighting

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Northborough concludes inaugural Kindness Week with luminary lighting
Families place luminary bags in the shape of a heart on the Northborough Town Common. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

NORTHBOROUGH – Northborough’s inaugural Kindness Week lit up the Town Common with love last Friday. 

The Northborough Community Affairs Committee welcomed dozens of families to make luminary bags on an unseasonably warm February evening.  Attendees could fill these white bags with lights.

“I’m very happy with the turnout,” committee member Suzanne Cieslica told the Community Advocate. 

Using granola bars to keep the bags and their lights in place, the bags were placed in a large heart in the center of Northborough’s town common. 

These granola bars, though unboxed, will be donated to the Northborough Food Pantry. 

“We contacted the food pantry to see if they will accept them unboxed,” said Cieslica. “They will accept them unboxed. It’s a giant act of kindness.”

Cieslica noted that the inaugural week had been successful. The committee now plans to host Kindness Week as an annual event moving forward.

“It’s really grown, and we’re hoping next year it’ll grow even more,” Cieslica said. “We’re hoping it will grow more now that people will know it’s coming.”

Cieslica said that residents and families can expect Kindness Week to be a yearly tradition to take place in February due to the drier weather that makes outdoor events possible. 

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