It is spring time, and the weather is great! So… guess what?! Folks eager for some clean, fun outdoor activities are hiding painted rocks again.
Maybe some folks have been painting rocks this winter just waiting for nice weather to return. Encourage everyone, adults and children alike, to paint rocks and hide them!
According to the Fairbury Rocks Rules on the Facebook page, it is best to paint the rocks with acrylic paint, chalk or markers, and then seal it with a gloss spray enamel, mod podge, or clear fingernail polish.
To keep the activity going to engage the community and keep things “rocking,” if you hide a rock, first post it to the Fairbury Rocks Facebook page so others can go search. Then, if you find a rock, please post a picture as well, making mention where you found it and if you are going to re-hide it or keep it.
The final rule says, “If you keep a rock, you must paint another rock and hide it!” As most things in life, you and the whole community will benefit most if the rules are followed! Hoarding rocks helps no one, and sharing stories adds joy to life.
Watch the Fairbury Attractions facebook page for another rock hunt. The person who finds the rock will receive a prize – Fairbury Chamber bucks! So far this spring, there have been two hunts – one rock was found in the Livingston Park near SELCAS and the other on Bluestem Trail in Fugate Woods. If you are on Facebook, like the Fairbury Attractions facebook page and watch for clues for the next rock hunt!
“It is so fun to see people walking around hunting for rocks.” comments Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops group. “This activity not only engages our community, but it also has the potential to bring others into town.”
“This is a wonderful attraction and helps add excitement to our life. I know I get excited when I see one hiding somewhere! Let’s keep this going!” concludes Bobbi.
As always, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics to write for our community.