Our group, Plainville Painted Rock Club, has been painting Kindness Rocks to bring smiles and peace during the pandemic. Rocks are hidden around town, and in parks especially. Some have been placed on top of fire hydrants so that they are easier to find.
Once a rock is found, the finder may keep it, or re-hide it. Finders are encouraged to take a photo of their discovery and the club will post it on its Facebook page, PLV CT Rocks.
A Plainville gentleman reached out to our group saying that these rocks have inspired him to take rehabilitation walks daily. He is 80.
Staci Monzillo, a Frank T. Wheeler school employee, navigates the Plainville Painted Rock Club. She organizes painters for special events, such as when we created Easter-themed rocks for kids to find during the pandemic, and for the PHS Class of 2020.
Plainville citizens love to "get rocked," as we call it. And we even rocked the police, painting them a rock!
-- Submitted by Erin Saffomilla