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Rachel's Challenge chain of kindness and compassion in Enumclaw and Black Diamond | Slideshow

The Enumclaw School District, Enumclaw Foundation, Franciscan Foundation and Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation joined to bring a Rachel's Challenge event to the Pete's Pool football field Tuesday, March 6.

The challenge was to create a paper chain of links with acts of kindness and compassion written on each link.

The chain was presented on the field showcasing acts of kindness from the communities of Enumclaw and Black Diamond. The White River School District also sent some bags of links.

Enumclaw School District Superintendent Mike Nelson said the chain reached more that 2 miles long. Each link had an act of kindness written on it.

Also speaking at the event were Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds and Black Diamond Mayor Becky Olness.

Dave Gamache was the featured speaker and Black Diamond Elementary student Grace Doleshel gave closing remarks.

Enumclaw School Board member Corey Cassell introduced Gamache.

Ryan Chynoweth, Michelle McKinlay, Sara Mongrain and Tyler Salsbury presented the "Journey of the past six months."

Sierra Carlson sang the National Anthem.

The Rachels Challenge event is based on the Rachel Scott. According to the Rachel's Challenge website, she was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.

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