Anson students spread happiness at intersection

Anson Elementary School students and staff had a goal to sprinkle happiness the afternoon of September 22 and, boy, did they ever.

Throughout the course of an hour, different grade levels staked out the corner of Anson Street and Third Avenue in Marshalltown.


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Anson Elementary School students held positive signs, smiled and waved to motorists during an hour on September 22 at the corner of Third Avenue and Anson Street as part of a “Sprinkle With Happiness” effort.

They brought with them signs with positive messages and big smiles and waved to passing traffic.

It was part of an effort known as “Sprinkle With Happiness” and came from an idea from a conference attended by Anson school counselor Ashley Chyma this past summer.

“It’s a simple way to show kindness and it’s doesn’t cost a thing,” Chyma said.

Motorists waved back and honked as it was apparent the Anson students were able to brighten their day as well.

“The kids loved it,” Chyma said. “I think it worked out wonderful.”

To view some video footage of the event, click here.