Editorial: Elburn Herald to work with Kindness Campaign 2013

If you’re one of the Elburn Herald’s regular readers, you know that most weeks we feature a Community Corner column authored by a local group, the likes of which include Kaneland Arts Initiative, Performing Arts Boosters, Sports Boosters and Blackberry Creek PTO.

The purpose of the Community Corner column is to provide local groups and causes with a space on Page 2A of the Elburn Herald so that they can get their respective messages out to local residents and the Kaneland community as a whole. So when we were first approached by the Kaneland area’s Knights Against Bullying (KAB), a group focused on solving the issue of bullying in the Kaneland School District and beyond, about the possibility of featuring Kindness Compaign 2013 content in the Elburn Herald, we couldn’t say yes fast enough.

We were there when Kaneland parents, students, faculty, staff and administration gathered at Harter Middle School in September 2012 to participate in a forum to discuss the issue of bullying in the School District. We heard testimonies from concerned parents, including Leigh Ann Reusche and Darlyne Dwyer—both of whom are KAB representatives. We helped report the news last fall that the Kaneland School District would work closely with KAB, a collaboration that resulted in the creation of a task force and district-wide bullying prevention plan. And we were able to check in on the group at its meeting in late July at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library.

And now the Elburn Herald during the next six weeks will feature plenty of material regarding Kindness Campaign 2013, the core of which will take place throughout October.

We look forward to featuring the campaign’s press releases and further information in our issues through the next six weeks and beyond as a way to further get the group’s message out. And as our Community Corner column continues to grow in popularity, we hope to feature commentary on the behalf of additional local groups in an attempt to get their respective messages out to the community, as well.