Again this year, Hamilton, Montana, becomes "Hamilton-ville" when the Grinch comes to town Friday evening.

The Hamilton Downtown Association made the necessary connections to bring the green, furry guy to the Bitterroot Valley, spreading the word about doing good deeds. Ever since that that little kerfuffle in Whoville, he's been a much nicer grinch.

Kids will be able to meet the Grinch from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in various businesses in Hamilton. They will also be encouraged to do 25 Good Deeds to grow their heart "3 sizes" this holiday season.

And, one of those good deeds might be to bring some nonperishable food items to downtown Hamilton, where you can make donations for local families in need.

Chapter One Book Store will have Storytime at 6 p.m. and Grinch will be there to hear his favorite Christmas book. (Gee, I wonder which book that might be? WHO would know?)