Lanark Food Center's owner, Trishar Patel, accepts "random acts" gifts from the Girl Scouts.
By JOHN HUGGINS | For The Prairie Advocate News
LANARK – Did you get “R.A.C.K.ed” last week? Girl Scout Troop #5302 went to various businesses throughout Shannon and Lanark to hand out flowers and bags of cookies. They also gave bags with money in them to business owners to randomly place on items to pay for that item for the customers.
Each bag had a slip of paper that said “You’ve been R.A.C.K.ed (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness).”
Jenna Leverton, Troop Leader, decided that the girls should learn a very good lesson for Christmas. She wanted to show them that random acts of kindness and the art of giving are just as rewarding as being on the receiving end.
One of the Prairie Advocate’s own, Liz Lang, received one of the bags taped to a can of pop at Express Lane in Lanark. The bag contained money to pay for the pop. “What a great surprise,” exclaimed Lang. “It made my day!”
Their last stop was at a deserving family that has had some misfortune and they brought them a Christmas tree and decorations as well as presents for the kids. The girls had a great time and they all agreed that it was fun to be on the giving end and making someone else’s day. In fact, some of the girls wanted to go back out over the weekend and do more random acts of kindness. They hope that recipients will pay it forward.