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"THE KINDNESS CAPITAL OF MISSOURI"
Kindness Changes Everything
This beautiful iron-forged butterfly bench represents the transformation of a community when kindness becomes the operating behavior. It acts as a "buddy bench" at Hallsville Primary, a memorial bench at Ronald McDonald House, and a commitment to the health and healing of children at the South Providence Medical Park. At Stephens Lake, in the Children's Grove, it is a playful ornament in a child's garden designated as a remembrance for all children that have met harm in any way. These benches represent kindness and the nurturing given by our community and that of loved ones to the well-being of children everywhere.