Businesses and volunteers in Kelso are gearing up for Sunday’s second annual “Day of Kindness,” which is coming up on Sunday, June first. Bill Ammons with the Pacific Barber Shop is helping to spearhead the event, which is says is getting statewide recognition. Governor Jay Inslee is declaring June 1 as “A Day of Kindness,” with a special mention of Ammons and his efforts. Larry Alexander and a group of “pirate volunteers” will be working to clean up and spruce up Commons Park in downtown Kelso, and will also be offering free “pirate ship rides” to kids. Businesses around the area will be offering freebies and special deals, including a free line of bowling, Azteca will be giving a free deep-fried ice cream to each table, and employees at Burgerville will be handing out free cookies, while also washing windshields and cleaning trash out of customers’ cars. Ammons says that the goal of the entire day is to encourage “random acts of kindness” for others in the community, or for the community as a whole.