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Painted Rocks Rockin' in Andalusia

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It’s a rockin’ trend that seems to be spreading all over the state this summer. Rocks. Painted rocks.

Despite all the video games, On Demand TV, and things on the internet, more and more kids are heading outdoors to have some ole fashioned fun.

“They’re sweating and running, everyone’s trying to find that first rock,” said Shelly Wagoner with Andalusia Rocks.

Residents in Covington County started earlier this year when a family member told them about new way kids were having fun in Florida.

“First you paint a rock, hide a rock and in the process, you find other rocks. Then you post a picture of your rock on Facebook and typically you want to rehide the rock.”

The parents are loving this for a variety of reasons. It creates more family time and more outside time.

“They’re not sitting in front of their tablet or video games,” said Ashton Owens with Andalusia Rocks. “They actually ask to paint rocks or hunt rocks even when it’s like 100 degrees outside.”

You can find the rocks in public parks and even some stores are joining the rock effort by making paintable rocks easy to find. Some stores in Andalusia are now offering big discounts for anyone who finds a special rock that they’ve hidden nearby.

With all those toys and games out there, who would have thought that some rocks and paint could keep kids and adults busy for hours?

“I think it’s neat that rocks and paint can bring a whole community together,” said Wagoner.

“I’ve met a lot of people doing this rock hunting or hiding rocks,” said Owens. “These are people I probably would not have met.”

New friends and new fun in Andalusia, with some pretty simple ingredients. You can learn more about Andalusia Rocks by checking out its Facebook Page.

Check in your county also, there are lots of folks on the hunt these days.

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