February 14th is always a special day in Downtown Bend. A day where families, lovers, and community come together and share love throughout Downtown. For the past eight years on Valentine's Day, students, teachers, and families from The Waldorf School of Bend have come down early in the morning to Downtown and hang up knitted hearts. Each heart can be found on businesses, telephone poles, and trees. They are meant to be taken from the spot they are found and given to someone as a way to share love to family and friends.
"Hearts have been lovingly made by our school community, residents at Fox Hollow, employees of WoolTown, and volunteers from Healing Reins," teacher, Rebecca McGuire, said. This year over 2,000 hearts were made and delivered throughout the town.
Love was also shared by the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. The children wrote 40 Valentine's Day cards that were delivered by the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA) staff to businesses in Downtown Bend.
"We are so happy that Boys & Girls Club of Bend could help spread the love across our community," Baylee Maloney, Development and Outcomes Associate, said. "We're so grateful to partner with the businesses Downtown and spread kindness this Valentine's Day!"