We are having a special KERNVILLE ROCKS painting party for charity on Fun & Games Sunday. Diana Lamb of the Bonneville County Rocks group in Idaho Falls contacted us. They are having a charity event to benefit a local charity that helps the homeless, and they would like US to contribute a basket of Kernville Rocks to be auctioned off for the charity event! She needs the basket by May 15th, so we are painting these for the care basket we’ll be sending her next week.
Happiness comes when you find yourself, when you find money, when you find your soul mate or perhaps when you find religion. Heck, even finding a parking space can bring unbridled joy.
But finding a rock? How’s that going to make you happy?
Well, it takes a little effort. First, someone has to paint the rocks. Sometimes just bright colors, sometimes gorgeous scenes that look like they belong on canvas in a gallery. Sometimes it’s a cartoon character or a word of inspiration. Hope. Love. Yes, there’s love on the rocks. And it ain’t no big surprise that we love this idea. On the back of each rock, you paint a simple message. “Find us on Facebook. Kernville Rocks! Post your pic and keep or re-hide me! Join us! And have fun.”
Next, someone has to “hide” it where someone else can find it. And by hide we mean put it somewhere where you’ll see it, but don’t expect it. A park bench. A store shelf. The planter outside your local library.
It’s kind of like an Easter Egg hunt, except they’re not eggs, and you don’t really hunt for the rocks. You just come upon them like a little piece of serendipity.
The movement was started in Port Angeles, Washington (look for Port Angeles Rocks on FB) and has spread across the country, as in Whibley Island Rocks, Northeast Ohio Rocks, Bullhead Rocks… and we think this simple, beautiful way of spreading fun and joy around town is the perfect idea for Kernville!
Then you can go to the Kernville Rocks Facebook page and start posting your finds.