EDEN, N.C. -- You could call it a “rock solid” effort that’s helping to bring communities together all over the Piedmont Triad.
Dozens of volunteers have been coming together to paint rocks for one big community rock hunt in Eden. Volunteers have spent two weekends painting all the rocks that will be hidden around Freedom Park in Eden.
Kids of all ages are helping to paint the rocks covered with messages of love, kindness, and hope. Organizers said it’s a special way to connect with neighbors and loved ones in Eden.
There are two groups helping to make the rocks. The “Kindness Rocks” and “Eden Rocks” are both coming together to make it all happen.
Organizers hope kids and adults who find the rocks will take them home and put them in a special place. But after enjoying them for a while, they ask that you hide the rocks once again for other people to find and enjoy. That way the message of kindness keeps spreading in the community.
The Rock Hunt will take place on Saturday, July 29, at Freedom Park in Eden. The rocks will be hidden in the afternoon with the hunt following around 5:30 p.m.
But there are also rocks hidden in other parts of the Triad! On Friday, WFMY News 2’s participated in “Greensboro Rocks” project.
Volunteers painted rocks at Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company in downtown Greensboro and then hid the rocks around the area.
In April, a grandmother and her grandkids used their spring break to paint rocks and leave them scattered across the town of Mayodan.
The kids used a golf cart to hide rock on porches, mailboxes, and walking trails.
The kids decided on their spring break to bring “spring blessings” to their community. It took three days to paint nearly 30 rocks to get the job done!.
You can get in touch with the rock groups on Facebook if you’re interested in helping.
If you find a rock we want to hear about it! Email WFMY News 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story about how and where you found your rock and what it means to you!
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